|Author (Person)||Abrantes, Manuel, Azevedo, Joana, Belchior, Ana Maria, Lisi, Marco|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Series Title||South European Society and Politics|
|Series Details||Volume 20, Number 2, Pages 265-285|
|Publication Date||June 2015|
|Content Type||Journal Article|
Over recent decades, emigrants have gained expanded voting rights on a global scale. Despite the normative debates about this issue, there are few empirical studies on why states decide to implement external voting and how electoral systems perform. This article seeks to fill this gap by looking at the Portuguese case.
Our study suggests that a combination of political and socio-economic factors explains the implementation of external voting. On the other hand, the interests of political parties and the low level of civil society engagement are key to determining the failure of electoral reforms and the attempts to overcome the shortcomings of external voting.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Electoral Law | Systems, Migration | Immigration|
|Countries / Regions||Portugal|