Voting behavior and municipal elections 2014 in Slovakia

  • Peter Horváth Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava
  • Karol Šebík Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava
Keywords: voting behavior, municipal elections, party affiliation, independent candidates

Abstract

This paper attempts to clarify the patterns of voting behavior among citizens and determinants that could explain voting behavior. In its theoretical part, it deals with the role of party affiliation across several theories of voting behavior - sociological, economic and social-psychological approaches. In section dedicated to interpretation of municipal elections 2014 in regional cities, we evaluate the party identification as the most important factor in voter decision process. We argue, that regional cities are affected by party politics more than smaller cities. Face-to-face contacts with candidates are less frequented and party support plays more and more significant role.

Published
2015-04-15
How to Cite
Horváth, P., & Šebík, K. (2015, April 15). Voting behavior and municipal elections 2014 in Slovakia. Slovak Journal of Political Sciences, 15(2). Retrieved from http://sjps.fsvucm.sk/index.php/sjps/article/view/49