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Political parties and the transnational mobilisation of the emigrant vote

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dc.contributor.author Østergaard-Nielsen, Eva
dc.contributor.author Ciornei, Irina
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-15T08:54:35Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-15T08:54:35Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Ostergaard-Nielsen E, Ciornei I. Political parties and the transnational mobilisation of the emigrant vote. West European Politics. 2019;42(3):618-44. DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2018.1528105
dc.identifier.issn 0140-2382
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/46769
dc.description.abstract The relationship between political parties and voters is usually analysed in a national framework. However, the majority of states worldwide allow their emigrant citizens to have an absentee vote. This article analyses how parties confront the challenge of mobilising voters across borders. It presents an analytical framework for comparing the scope of party transnational mobilisation strategies across different electoral systems. Drawing on a contextualised qualitative analysis, the article analyses transnational electoral mobilisation of the emigrant vote in recent elections in Spain, France, Italy and Romania. The analysis shows that a cost–benefit analysis of electoral incentives explains the scope of transnational campaign efforts of many of the political parties. Yet the article also suggests locating the analysis of party strategies in the particular context of the transnational electoral field, including the high dispersion, uncertainty and volatility of the emigrant vote and the overlap between the electoral arenas among emigrants and at home.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness [grant number CSO2010-16535].
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof West European Politics. 2019;42(3):618-44
dc.rights © This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in West European Politics on 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01402382.2018.1528105.
dc.title Political parties and the transnational mobilisation of the emigrant vote
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2018.1528105
dc.subject.keyword Parties
dc.subject.keyword Transnational
dc.subject.keyword Emigrants
dc.subject.keyword Elections
dc.subject.keyword Campaigns
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/CSO2010-16535
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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