Reference : Pillars and Electoral Behavior in Belgium: The Neighborhood Effect Revisited
Scientific journals : Article
Law, criminology & political science : Political science, public administration & international relations
Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Earth sciences & physical geography
Business & economic sciences : Quantitative methods in economics & management
Pillars and Electoral Behavior in Belgium: The Neighborhood Effect Revisited
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]
Political Geography
Elsevier Science
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
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.

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

Limited access
JPGQ_published.pdfPublisher postprint513.62 kBRequest a copy

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBilu are protected by a user license.