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Do less developed regions vote populistic parties? The case of Slovakia

Author: Bc. Natália Dusková
Year: 2021 - summer
Leaders: Mgr. Barbara Pertold-Gebicka M.A., Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 65
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Abstract: Populism has been a widespread issue since the 20th century. Scientific work that
has dealt with this political approach in the past is concentrated mainly on
influential countries, whereas smaller countries do not receive much atten- tion.
Therefore, we investigate the two Slovak latest parliamentary elections taking
place in 2016 and 2020 using the data on the county level. As far as one of the
Slovak problems are regional disparities, this paper aims to find the key
characteristics of the counties that influence the support of populist parties
voting. In the first place, we introduce the OLS estimation with the
heteroskedasticity standard errors, given that heteroskedasticity is detected in
most of our models by the Breusch-Pagan test. We find out a positive effect of
unemployment and religious people on voting for populist parties. On the
contrary, skilled workers and Hungarians minorities are opposed to voting for
such parties. Furthermore, we merge the dataset to create two-period panel data
and apply pooled analysis and first-differencing to examine the changes overthe
years. However,wedo notreveal any significant changes between 2016 and 2020




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