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Radicalizing electoral system effects on support for nationalist hardliners in Serbia


Bochsler, Daniel (2013). Radicalizing electoral system effects on support for nationalist hardliners in Serbia. Nations and Nationalism, 19(1):21-43.

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This paper investigates electoral outcomes produced by the two-round majority system in ethnically divided societies. Earlier studies, focused mainly on the Southern American states, have revealed that in ethnically mixed environments, competitors with radical positions on ethnic issues perform particularly well. This paper extends this idea to municipal elections in Serbia, showing how radical majority nationalist parties exhibit particularly strong performances in ethnically mixed municipalities. While this effect is also apparent under proportional representation, we argue that it is much stronger when a two-round majority vote system is employed.

Abstract

This paper investigates electoral outcomes produced by the two-round majority system in ethnically divided societies. Earlier studies, focused mainly on the Southern American states, have revealed that in ethnically mixed environments, competitors with radical positions on ethnic issues perform particularly well. This paper extends this idea to municipal elections in Serbia, showing how radical majority nationalist parties exhibit particularly strong performances in ethnically mixed municipalities. While this effect is also apparent under proportional representation, we argue that it is much stronger when a two-round majority vote system is employed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Geography, Planning and Development
Social Sciences & Humanities > Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Social Sciences & Humanities > Political Science and International Relations
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:09 Jan 2014 10:06
Last Modified:18 Mar 2020 23:41
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:1354-5078
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8129.2012.00558.x
Related URLs:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8129.2012.00558.x/pdf (Publisher)

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