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Compulsory for whom? Mandatory voting and electoral participation in Brazil, 1986-2006

Abstract:

Latin America contains roughly half of the world’s countries that use compulsory voting, but this electoral institution has received only limited attention from researchers. This article examines the determinants of voter turnout in the world’s largest electorate subject to mandatory voting, that of Brazil. In analyzing data from six national legislative elections held in Brazil between 1986 and 2006, the study finds that the impact of compulsory laws varies across social and economic groups....

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SIAS, Latin American Centre
Publisher:
German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien (GIGA) Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Politics in Latin America Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
97-122
Publication date:
2009
Acceptance date:
2008-09-28
ISSN:
1868-4890
URN:
uuid:c77bf46b-9303-455a-bcba-52dc485444d5
Source identifiers:
632384
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pubs:632384
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