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Financování prezidentských volebních kampaní ve Slovinsku
The Funding of Presidential Election Campaigns in Slovenia

Author(s): Alenka Krašovec, Damjan Lajh
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně
Keywords: election campaigns; Republic of Slovenia; presidents;

Summary/Abstract: Election campaigns are important not only for political parties, candidates and voters but also for boosting the quality of democracy. As such, election campaigns have the additional function of educating voters. Over time, many techniques and styles of election campaigns have been developed. These developments in running election campaigns demand ever increasing financial resources. As a result, the question often arises of the link between greater election campaign spending and the electoral results of parties or candidates. In the article the authors firstly present the legal basis of funding election campaigns in Slovenia. In the second part, empirical data about the funding of presidential election campaigns in Slovenia (as one form of election campaign) in 1997 and 2002 are outlined. Based on the analysed empirical data, the authors ascertain that, in fact, there is no positive or negative connection between presidential election campaign spending and candidates’ election results.

  • Issue Year: X/2003
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 393-376
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Czech