Reference : Pillars and Electoral Behavior in Belgium: The Neighborhood Effect Revisited
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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/2978
Pillars and Electoral Behavior in Belgium: The Neighborhood Effect Revisited
English
David, Quentin mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) > ; Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB > ECARES]
Van Hamme, Gilles [Université Libre de Bruxelles]
2011
Political Geography
Elsevier Science
30
4
250-262
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0962-6298
1873-5096
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
[en] Electoral geography ; Neighborhood effect ; Social embedding ; Pillar ; Belgium
[en] This paper explores the processes behind the neighborhood effect in electoral geography. Studies on neighborhood effect have largely ignored the local institutions and cultural milieu within which people are socialized. By taking into account the spatially differentiated social embedding of individuals, we are able to highlight the impact of local institutions on electoral behavior and restore the temporal dimension that has shaped the political specificities of places. In the case of Belgium, we show that social embedding (which took the very accomplished form of pillars) affects voting behavior through two different channels: a direct effect, coming from the family transmission of pillar values, and a contextual effect captured by a measure of the local embeddedness of the pillar.
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/2978
10.1016/j.polgeo.2011.04.009
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S096262981100062X

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