Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Multi-Level Electoral Politics
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Multi-Level Electoral Politics: Beyond the Second-Order Election Model

Sona N. Golder, Ignacio Lago, André Blais, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Thomas Gschwend


National-level elections receive more attention from scholars and the media than elections at other levels, even though in many European countries the importance of both regional and European levels of government has grown in recent years. The growing importance of multiple electoral arenas suggests that scholars should be cautious about examining single levels in isolation. Taking the multi-level structure of electoral politics seriously requires a re-examination of how the incentives created by electoral institutions affect the behaviour of voters and party elites. The standard approach to a ... More

Keywords: multi-level elections, mobilization, turnout, strategic voting, accountability, France, Germany, Spain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198791539
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198791539.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sona N. Golder, author
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University

Ignacio Lago, author
Associate Professor, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

André Blais, author
Professor, Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal