Tomáš Kostelecký, Renáta Mikešová, Markéta Poláková, Daniel Čermák, Josef Bernard, Martin Šimon. 2014. Koho volí Vaši sousedé? Prostorové vzorce volebního chování na území Česka od roku 1920 do roku 2006, jejich změny a možné příčiny. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství SLON. 173 s. ISBN 978-80-7419-166-4.

The main goal of the book is to study spatial patterns of voting behaviour in parliamentary elections in Czechia between 1920 and 2006. The book seeks to analyse voting behaviour through studying political preferences expressed by the elections of political parties in the general elections. The four types of questions have been asked: 1. How large are regional differences in electoral results on the territory of Czechia? How the voting patterns look like? 2. Do voting patterns tend to be stable over time or they tend to vary from one election to other? 3. Do voting patterns reflect spatial patterns of socioeconomic characteristics of population change? Do relations between voting patterns and socioeconomic characteristics of population change over time? 4. Are there any similarities between pre-WWII and post-1989 voting patterns? The results of analyses proved that the spatial differences in voting behaviour do and always did exist and that they are and always were substantial on the territory of Czechia. Voting patterns were rather stable in both observed periods (that is before WWII and after 1989) or have been changing over only moderately over time. Much of the spatial variation in electoral results can be attributed to spatial variations of socio-economic characteristics of voters, nationality (before WWII) and religious affiliation of voters.


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