Portugal at the Polls: In 2002
Portugal at the Polls is a timely evaluation of the quality of Portuguese democracy. Measuring both political attitudes and electoral behavior, this volume addresses one of the most central features of democracy, the relationship between citizens and institutions. Editors Andre Freire, Marina Costa Lobo, and Pedro Magalhaes take full advantage of the first Portuguese post-electoral academic survey to complete this study. Moreover, the study theoretically analyzes the contribution of behavioral and political attitudes to the particular 2002 election as well as Portuguese democratic politics in general. While each chapter explores specific details, the chapters generally fall into one of two over arching themes. The first theme contextualizes Portugal in a greater trend of elections being based on candidate image and economic performance at the cost of long-term social goals. The second theme incorporates Portugal into recent scholarship of other industrial democracies, which has amassed an important body of evidence about growing political dissatisfaction and disengagement of citizens. The editors have synthesized the important but fragmentary scholarship addressing Portugal's "political malaise."Portugal at the Polls is essential reading for any scholar interested in contemporary Portuguese politics.
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Introduction Portugal at the Polls in 2002
Portuguese Elections in Comparative Perspective Parties and Electoral Behavior in Southern Europe
The Same Old Cleavages? Old Cleavages and New Values
Economics Popularity and Vote Intentions A Longitudinal Analysis with Aggregate Data
Issue Voting in Portugal
Leader Effects in a Longitudinal Perspective
Abstention in the 2002 Elections
2001 local elections 2002 elections 2002 legislative elections abstained Added r2 analysis bloc Cabral campaign catch-all party CDS-PP context correlation Democracy Democratic edited electoral behavior electoral participation evaluations explained explanatory factors Ferro Rodrigues Freire gender gap Gunther and Montero impact important incumbent independent variables indicators Inglehart institutions interest in politics Italy leader effects left-right scale levels Lipset Lisbon logistic regression major Marina Costa Lobo mass-based parties mobilization Nikiforos Diamandouros Ns Ns Ns Oxford party identification party leader party system party's PASOK Paulo Portas percent political participation political parties popularity Portugal Portugal's Portuguese electorate Portuguese legislative elections position issues postmaterial postmaterialist religion religious cleavage representation respondents role social class social trust social-structural Socialist society socio-demographic Southern Europe Southern European Spain studies survey Table tion University Press variance Veiga voters voting behavior voting choice voting intentions women