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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Election Forecasting under Opaque Conditions 

    A Model for Francophone Belgium, 1981-2010
    Dassonneville, Ruth; Hooghe, Marc (2012)
    Election forecasting models assume retrospective economic voting and clear mechanisms of accountability. Previous research indeed indicates that incumbent political parties are being held accountable for the state of the economy. In this article we ...
  • The economic voter and economic crisis 

    Dassonneville, Ruth; Lewis-Beck, Michael S. (2014-10)
    Theories of economic voting have a long tradition in political science and continue to inspire a large group of scholars. Classical economic voting theory assumes a reward-and-punishment mechanism (Key, 1966). This mechanism implies that incumbents are ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Relation Between Civic Education and Political Attitudes and Behavior 

    A Two-Year Panel Study Among Belgian Late Adolescents
    Dassonneville, Ruth; Quintelier, Ellen; Hooghe, Marc; Claes, Ellen (2012)
    It is generally assumed that civic education efforts will have a positive effect on the political attitudes and behaviors of adolescents and young adults. There is less agreement, however, on the most effective forms of civic education. In the present ...
  • Economic Policy Voting and Incumbency: Unemployment in Western Europe 

    Dassonneville, Ruth; Lewis-Beck, Michael S. (2013-06)
    The economic voting literature has been dominated by the incumbency-oriented hypothesis, where voters reward or punish government at the ballot box according to economic performance. The alternative, policy-oriented hypothesis, where voters favor parties ...
  • Electoral Volatility, Political Sophistication, Trust and Efficacy 

    A Study on Changes in Voter Preferences during the Belgian Regional Elections of 2009
    Dassonneville, Ruth (Springer, 2012-01)
    In this article we investigate voter volatility and analyze the causes and motives of switching vote intentions. We test two main sets of variables linked to volatility in literature; political sophistication and ‘political (dis)satisfaction’. Results ...
  • Political Sophistication and Vote Intention Switching 

    The Timing of Electoral Volatility in the 2009 German Election Campaign
    Dassonneville, Ruth (2014-09-01)
    This article investigates the link between political sophistication and electoral volatility. Showing that there is disagreement in the literature on whether switching party preferences is related to low or high levels of political sophistication, it ...