RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 56650153 LA English T1 The European voter : a comparative study of modern democracies A1 Thomassen, J. J. A., PB Oxford University Press PP Oxford YR 2005 SN 0199273219 9780199273218 AB "This book provides a systematic comparative analysis of how and why voting behaviour has changed in Europe in recent decades. It has been widely argued that radical changes have occurred in the how and why of voting behaviour in Europe as a result of changes in the structure of society, most notably the rise in material affluence and educational attainment, and the decline in religious observance and the size of the working class. But most tests of this proposition have been undertaken on single countries. This book, however, systematically tests the validity of this proposition across various European countries." "This is the first book to provide a systematic comparison of the long-term dynamics of the voting behaviour of individual voters across such a wide range of European countries, taking into account the dynamics of the choices put before voters by the parties and, for the first time, relating this to the way voters behave."--Jacket.