Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Political Choice MattersExplaining the Strength of Class and Religious Cleavages in Cross-National Perspective$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Geoffrey Evans and Nan Dirk de Graaf

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199663996

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663996.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use.date: 01 July 2022

The Importance of Political Choice and Other Lessons Learned

The Importance of Political Choice and Other Lessons Learned

Chapter:
(p.390) (p.391) 15 The Importance of Political Choice and Other Lessons Learned
Source:
Political Choice Matters
Author(s):

Geoffrey Evans

Nan Dirk De Graaf

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663996.003.0015

This last chapter summarizes the findings and implications of both the pooled comparative analysis and the detailed country case studies. The advantages and disadvantages of the pooled and detailed country analyses are discussed. Overall, there is a general declining trend in class and religious based voting although not across the board and the top down approached has been more successful than the bottom up approach in interpreting variations in the strength of class and religious based voting as well as the degree to which we can account for over time changes in the strength of these cleavages. After some cautionary notes regarding methodological, theoretical and substantive issues, this chapter argues that contrary to the prognoses of many scholars, the future of social cleavages looks anything but one of inevitable decline.

Keywords:   methodology, class voting, religious voting, top down influences, future patterns

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .