Ethno-Political effects of suburbanization in the Vilnius urban region : an analysis of voting behavior
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We use electoral data to analyze the ethno-political consequences that may arise from the fact that the region surrounding the city of Vilnius is dominated by residents with a Polish identity, while those who move to the suburbs are mainly ethnic Lithuanians. In the suburban ring we found increasing voting turnout, a decreasing share of votes for the Polish party, and an increase of the absolute number of votes for this party. The changing electoral behavior might be an indicator of growing ethno-political tensions and the zones of the most intense changes identify areas of potential social tensions between ethnic groups.
Ubarevičienė , R , Burneika , D & Ham , M V 2015 , ' Ethno-Political effects of suburbanization in the Vilnius urban region : an analysis of voting behavior ' Journal of Baltic Studies . DOI: 10.1080/01629778.2015.1027935
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© 2015 Journal of Baltic Studies. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Baltic Studies on 01/04/2015, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01629778.2015.1027935
DescriptionPart of the research leading to these results (Prof Dr Maarten van Ham) has received funding from the Marie Curie programme under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) / Career Integration Grant n. PCIG10-GA-2011-303728 (CIG Grant NBHCHOICE, Neighbourhood choice, neighbourhood sorting, and neighbourhood effects).
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