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Turnout in European parliament elections: towards a European-centred model

Flickinger, Richard S; Studlar, Donley T; Bennett, Stephen E


With the 2004 European Parliament elections approaching, it is useful to consider what affects voting in these elections. This paper addresses the puzzle of declining turnout in European Parliament elections. After reviewing the influential “second order elections” explanation emphasizing domestic influences on turnout, especially Mark Franklin’s recent study stressing the importance of electoral salience factors, we develop a revised model to incorporate EU as well as domestic variables. Our...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES)
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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