• A Comparative Investigation into The Effects of Party-System Variables on Party Switching using Individual-Level Data 

    Dejaeghere, Yves; Dassonneville, Ruth (2015-03-23)
    Previous comparative electoral studies using aggregate data indicate the importance of party-system variables, such as polarization and the number of parties, with regard to the level of volatility between two elections. Research using individual level ...
  • The Forgotten Side of Partisanship: Negative Party Identification in Four Anglo-American Democracies 

    Medeiros, Mike; Noël, Alain (2014-06)
    Early studies of electoral behavior proposed that party identification could be negative as well as positive. Over time, though, the concept became mostly understood as a positive construct. The few studies that took negative identification into account ...
  • Macroeconomics, economic crisis and electoral outcomes: A national European pool 

    Dassonneville, Ruth; Lewis-Beck, Michael S. (2014-10)
    An abundance of comparative survey research argues the presence of economic voting as an individual force in European elections, thereby refuting a possible ecological fallacy. But the hypothesis of economic voting at the aggregate level, with ...
  • Party Members as an Electoral Linking Mechanism 

    An Election Forecasting Model for Political Parties in Belgium, 1981-2010
    Dassonneville, Ruth; Hooghe, Marc (2014)
    While party membership figures are clearly in decline in several Western countries, different interpretations have been offered on the likely consequences of this trend. Some authors stress that members have lost most of their importance for political ...
  • Punishing Local Incumbents for the Local Economy 

    Economic Voting in the 2012 Belgian Municipal Elections
    Dassonneville, Ruth; Claes, Ellen; Lewis-Beck, Michael S. (2016-03)
    After decennia of research on economic voting, it is now established that the state of the economy affects voting behaviour. Nevertheless, this conclusion is the result of a focus on predominantly national-level economies and national-level elections. ...
  • Transfert de voix, flux électoraux et électeurs mobiles 

    Dassonneville, Ruth; Baudewyns, Pierre (2014)
    Ruth Dassonneville et Pierre Baudewyns révèlent que, derrière les pourcentages des résultats électoraux, se cachent bien des mouvements et transferts d’électeurs. Ils se penchent sur la « volatilité nette », c’est-à-dire sur la somme des avancées et ...