Swiss election study; Parliamentary elections; Voting behavior; Political participation; Rolling cross section; Candidate survey; Swiss Electoral Studies; National Election Study; Electoral Behavior; Voting Behaviour
Lutz Georg (2012), Wahlsysteme: Proportionalität ist nicht alles, in Miteilungsblatt Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Parlamentsfragen
, 15(3), 1-4.
Lutz Georg (2012), Switzerland: Citizens’ initiatives as a measure to control the political agenda. In: Maija Setälä and Theo Schiller, in Setälä Maija , Schiller Theo (ed.), 17-35.
Giger Nathalie, Rosset Jan, Bernauer Julian (2012), The Poor Political Representation of the Poor in a Comparative Perspective, in Representation
, 48(1), 47-61.
Lutz Georg (2012), Eidgenössische Wahlen 2011. Wahlteilnahme und Wahlentscheid
, FORS, Lausanne.
Lutz Georg (2012), Élections fédérales 2011 Participation et choix électoral
, FORS, Lausanne.
Lutz Georg (2012), Elezioni federali 2011. Partecipazione e decisione di voto
, FORS, Lausanne.
Lutz Georg (2012), e-voting bei den wahlen 2011, in Schweizer Revue
, 4, 18.
Lutz Georg, Geissbühler Simon (2012), Inicjatiywa obwatelska jako meoda control politycznej w Szwajcarii, Semper, Wydawnictwo, 34.
Lutz Georg (2012), The 2011 Swiss Federal Elections: Right-wing Defeat and Increased Fractionalisation, in West European Politics
, 35(3), 682-693.
Kissau Kathrin, Lutz Georg, Rosset Jan (2012), Unequal Representation of Age Groups in Switzerland, in Representation
, 48(1), 63-81.
Lutz Georg, Borat-Besson Carmen, Ernst Stähli Michèle, Wernli Boris (2012), Wer ist denn noch am Festnetzanschluss erreichbar?, in vsms Verband Schweizer Markt- und Sozialforschung Jahrbuch 2012
Lutz Georg (2011), Geringer Reformbedarf trotz Funktionswandel der Volksinitiative, in LeGes
, 22(3), 371-380.
Sciarini Pascal (2011), La Politique Suisse au Fil du Temps
, Georg, Chêne-Bourg.
Lutz Georg (2011), Electoral design to reduce tensions in post-conflict countries
Leimgruber Philipp (2011), Values and Votes: The Indirect Effect of Personal Values on Voting Behavior, in Swiss Political Science Review
, 17(2), 102-127.
Hug Simon, Martin Danielle (2011), How electoral systems affect MPs’ positions, in Electoral Studies
, 31(1), 192-200.
Schwarz Daniel, Bächtiger Andre, Lutz Georg (2011), Switzerland: Agenda-Setting Power of Government in a Separation-of-Powers Framework, in Tsebelis Georg, Rasch Bjorn Erik (ed.), 127-144.
Lutz Georg (2011), The Swiss open ballot PR system: its origin and its effect on strategic behaviour of parties and candidates, in Colomer Josep M. (ed.), 153-174.
The following proposal covers funding of the data collections around the Swiss national election 2011 in the framework of the Swiss Electoral Studies (Selects). The study will include a post-election survey with around 3,200 interviews, which combines a na-tionally representative sample of 2,000 Swiss citizens with an oversampling of small cantons to have at least 100 interviews per electoral district (canton). This will allow study of contextual influ-ences on voting behaviour. The core part of the study will also include a candidate survey among all the candidates for the National Council, as well as the Council of States in the framework of the Comparative Candidate Survey (CCS) project.As an innovative part, Selects plans a so-called rolling cross-section survey (RCS), to study:- the influence of campaign dynamics on voting behaviour and opinion formation processes, - the influence of postal voting (which has increased a lot in recent years and reached levels of 90% and above of all voters), - the influence of published pre-election polls on voting behaviour, and - the effects of strategic considerations as opposed to emotional campaign involvement of vot-ers on their vote choice. With the RCS, we will interview 80 citizens based on a random sample every day during a period of 41 days prior to the election. This will be complemented by a short post-election survey component of all the participants from the pre-election survey.Different national and international modules will be incorporated into the next Selects round. At the international level, Selects will include the module IV of the Comparative Study of Electoral System (CSES). Based on a peer review process, four modules and three PhD projects have been accepted by the Selects commission. Those modules and PhD projects include topics such as the influence of welfare state preference or attitudes towards immigration on vote choice, national- and district-level incentives for strategic voting, campaign effects on preference formation, and the impact of cleav-ages on vote choice in a contextual and longitudinal perspective. The current proposal underlines the efforts made in recent years to position Selects as an infra-structure project embedded in the research community in Switzerland and at the international level, hosted by FORS. As such, Selects will provide high quality data for the academic community and bring further continuity into electoral research in Switzerland, as well as address new innova-tive research questions. For the latter, Selects has implemented a clear and transparent procedure to include new modules into the study. Selects seeks maintaining and strengthening the network of Swiss researchers involved in electoral research through its commission, and through the openness of the study to other interested researchers. Selects is also part of the leading international net-works of election studies and as such contributes to the development of electoral research at the international level. Last but not least, Selects will continue its effort to invest in the next generation of electoral researchers in Switzerland, through the funding of three PhD projects.