Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Rurality of the Electoral Support for Slovak Political Parties in Statewide and Regional Context in the Period of 1998 Cover Image
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Časopriestorové aspekty rurality volebnej podpory rozhodujúcich politických strán na Slovensku v celoštátnom a regionálnom kontexte v období rokov 199
Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Rurality of the Electoral Support for Slovak Political Parties in Statewide and Regional Context in the Period of 1998

Author(s): Martin Plešivčák
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně
Keywords: political party; rurality in electoral support; urban; rural; region

Summary/Abstract: Voting preferences of electorates traditionally split along various structural cleavages in of society, including the urban-rural dimension. The intensity of both the similarity and divergence in voting decisions of inhabitants living in towns and cities on one hand, and in the countryside on the other, show varying rates of (in)stability, not only over time, but also in the spatial context, depending on the socio-economic, political, and historical predispositions of the country and its territorial units. The cardinal ambitions of this paper is both to evaluate the profile of urban-rural voter preferences of the main political parties on the Slovak political scene during the period of 1998-2010 at the national as well as at the regional level, and to reveal the socio-spatial mosaic in the electoral choices of people living in urban and rural environments in different parts of Slovakia using tools of cartographic interpretation.

  • Issue Year: XX/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 176-196
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Slovak