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Explaining voter turnout inequality in post-communist Eastern Europe: income inequality, institutions, and the normalization of voting

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This research examines the causes of turnout inequality in post-Communist Eastern Europe, particularly focusing on how macro-level contextual factors influence voter turnout across socioeconomic groups (by education, income, occupation class). I use repeated cross-sectional survey data covering twelve countries from the collapse of communism in 1989 to the late 2000s. I show that unlike in established democracies, turnout inequality cannot be simply explained by how easy it is to vote...

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University of Nottingham

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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