Electoral options in three-level settings of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia: a contribution to their typology[1]

Maxmilián Strmiska 


The major purpose of the article is to contribute to the typology of parties embodying “electoral options” with different territorial pervasiveness and to the characterization of electoral levels in the three-layered settings of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Building on the conceptual framework elaborated by Kris Deschouwer, the author foreground a perspective on electoral space(s) in multi-level settings that places the greatest importance on evaluating and comparing the horizontal properties of the individual electoral levels.

Key words: Multi-level settings; electoral levels; typology; Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia; conceptualization.

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[1] The paper has been prepared as a part of the research grant “Political parties and interest representation in the contemporary European democracies” (MSM 0021622407).