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Socio-economic voter profile and motives for Islamist support in Morocco
Pellicer, Miquel; Wegner, Eva
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.
Keyword(s): elections; Islamist parties; Middle East; North Africa; Morocco; opposition
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): 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
Publisher(s): SAGE Publications
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