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000117393 245__ $$aDeclining support for environmental policy? Applying economic voting models to referendums
000117393 269__ $$a2006
000117393 260__ $$c2006
000117393 336__ $$aWorking Papers
000117393 500__ $$aNCCR-Working paper 2006-06
000117393 520__ $$aThis study examines the personal, institutional and macroeconomic determinants of individual votes on 36 environmental protection proposals put to vote over twenty-one years in Switzerland. It applies a hierarchical model allowing for heterogeneous voter motivations, such as economic considerations or following heuristic shortcuts. We confirm that the individual-level variables education, political afinity, car ownership and urbanity are important determinants of environmental votes. However, adding institutional and macroeconomic context variables on a second level significantly increases the proportion of variance explained. Cross-level interaction effects between motivation groups and institutional and macroeconomic variables confirm the validity of our motivation groups, i.e. favourable macro-economic conditions increase the approval rate of voters who emphasize the short-term economic impacts of the proposals. Finally, our analysis challenges the view of surveys that citizen support for environmental protection is declining in Switzerland.
000117393 6531_ $$aNCCR-Climate
000117393 6531_ $$aVoter motivations
000117393 6531_ $$aVoting on environmental protection proposals
000117393 700__ $$0240400$$aBornstein, Nicholas$$g168005
000117393 700__ $$0243046$$aThalmann, Philippe$$g106542
000117393 909CO $$ooai:infoscience.tind.io:117393$$pENAC$$pworking
000117393 909C0 $$0252124$$pLEURE$$xU10252
000117393 937__ $$aREME-WORKINGPAPER-2008-006
000117393 973__ $$aEPFL$$sPUBLISHED
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