Stemplicht en absenteïsme in een multilevel perspectief

Min Reuchamps, Didier Caluwaerts, Lieven De Winter, Vincent Jacquet, Conrad Meulewaeter

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The tenth chapter is devoted to compulsory voting and the possible effects of its abolition. Min Reuchamps, Didier Caluwaerts, Lieven De Winter, Vincent Jacquet and Conrad Meulewaeter first look at the willingness to vote - if there was no compulsory voting - in local, regional, federal and European elections. And then it immediately becomes clear that the larger the policy level, the smaller the willingness to vote. When asked who would stay at home, they found the expected answer: the less educated and the least politically active citizens would no longer be voters. For the proportions between the parties, this would not make much difference in Flanders. In Wallonia, a greater impact is to be expected, with mainly losses for the PS and gains for Ecolo and MR.
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationDe kiezer ontcijferd: Over stemgedrag en stemmotivaties
EditorsKris Deschouwer, Pascal Delwit, Marc Hooghe, Pierre Baudewyns, Stefaan Walgrave
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherLannoo Campus
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9789401426497
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Absenteïsme
  • CMAP
  • Compulsory voting
  • Deelname
  • Participation
  • Stemplicht
  • Turnout

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