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    Socio-economic voter profile and motives for Islamist support in Morocco

    Pellicer, Miquel and Wegner, Eva (2014) Socio-economic voter profile and motives for Islamist support in Morocco. Party Politics, 20 (1). pp. 116-133. ISSN 1354-0688

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    Based on an original dataset of merged electoral and census data, this article is a study of electoral support for the Islamist Party in Morocco in the 2002 and 2007 elections. It differentiates between the clientelistic, grievance and horizontal network type of supporters. We disentangle these profiles empirically on the basis of the role of education, wealth and exclusion for Islamist votes. We find no evidence of the clientelistic profile, but a shift from grievance in 2002 to a horizontal network profile in 2007. World Values Survey individual level data are used as a robustness check, yielding similar results. Qualitative evidence on a changing mobilization pattern of the party between 2002 and 2007 supports our conclusions.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: elections; Islamist parties; Middle East; North Africa; Morocco; opposition;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 12814
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    Depositing User: Miquel Pellicer
    Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 12:59
    Journal or Publication Title: Party Politics
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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