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The local party voter: A localist anti-establishment voter?
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Society, Centre for Local Government Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9314-9071
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Society, Centre for Local Government Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2323-9092
2023 (English)In: Electoral Studies, ISSN 0261-3794, E-ISSN 1873-6890, Vol. 82, article id 102592Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In several countries, local parties have increased their share of votes in local elections. This development has received limited scholarly attention compared to the immense interest paid to the fates of national level anti-establishment parties. Against this backdrop, we ask if something distinct characterizes those who choose to vote for genuinely local alternatives compared to other anti-establishment voters. Sweden is taken as the case in focus, a country where local parties have grown in numbers and strength throughout the past three decades. We view local parties as a part of a broader ‘anti-establishment’ family, and we explore if their voters a) are similar to those who vote for the most pronounced anti-establishment party in Sweden (Sweden Democrats), or b) if local party voters are a distinct anti-establishment category in their own right. Drawing on a survey data from 49 Swedish municipalities, we find that local party voters indeed distinguish themselves from both Sweden Democrat's voters and voters for the old and established parties, thus making them a distinct anti-establishment voter category of their own. These voters distrust their local politicians but at the same time are civically engaged.

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ELSEVIER SCI LTD , 2023. Vol. 82, article id 102592
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Local parties; Local elections;Voting behavior; Anti-establishment; Municipalities; Political trust; Civil society
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-191929DOI: 10.1016/j.electstud.2023.102592ISI: 000991577700001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-191929DiVA, id: diva2:1739073
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Länsförsäkringar ABAvailable from: 2023-02-23 Created: 2023-02-23 Last updated: 2023-06-13Bibliographically approved

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