Reference : Voting and winning: perceptions of electoral integrity in consolidating democracies
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Law, criminology & political science : Political science, public administration & international relations
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/46951
Voting and winning: perceptions of electoral integrity in consolidating democracies
English
Mochtak, Michal mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) >]
Lesschaeve, Christophe mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) >]
Glaurdic, Josip mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) >]
2021
Democratization
Taylor & Francis
28
8
1423-1441
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
1351-0347
United Kingdom
[en] voting ; elections ; satisfaction ; electoral integrity ; consolidating democracy
[en] How do voters in consolidating democracies see electoral integrity? How does election affect the change in perception of electoral integrity among these voters? What role does winning play in seeing an election as free and fair? Building on the theory of the winner-loser gap, we answer these questions using original two-wave panel surveys we conducted before and after three parliamentary elections in Southeast Europe in 2018 and 2020. The article focuses on changes of perception of electoral integrity as a function of satisfaction with the electoral results in contexts where the quality of elections has always been at the centre of political conflict. We specifically explore the socialization effect of elections in environments with notoriously low trust in political institutions and high electoral stakes. The article goes beyond the “sore loser” hypothesis and examines voters’ both political preferences and personal characteristics potentially responsible for the change in perception of electoral integrity over the course of electoral cycle.
ERC
ELWar
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/46951
10.1080/13510347.2021.1918111
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13510347.2021.1918111
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