2015 (English)In: Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics / [ed] Jon Pierre, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 1, 229-245 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
For several decades, Sweden has had a relatively high voter turnout, both in relation to the first half of the 20th century and in comparison with other countries. Still, even in this high-turnout context substantial differences in turnout can be found when comparing different population groups. Demographic characteristics and socioeconomic resources are related to the propensity to vote. A more general conclusion is that voter turnout is associated with a higher level of equality in participation. The increase in turnout in recent Swedish elections has led to a more equal participation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 1. 229-245 p.
voting, voter turnout, political participation, political equality, early voting, electoral system
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124358ISBN: 978-01-9966-567-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-124358DiVA: diva2:898273
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