Klasse is niet dood - Zij is levend begraven : Klassengebonden stemgedrag en cultureel stemgedrag in westerse samenlevingen (1956-1990)
By means of a re-a nalysis of the most relevant data sou rce (Nieuwbeerta & Ganzeboom 1996), this paper criticizes the newly grown consensus in political sociology that class voting has declined since World War ll. An increase of crosscutti ng cultural voting, rooted in educational differences, rather than a decl ine of class voting proves responsible for the decli ne of the traditional class-party al ignments. Moreover, income differences have not become less, but more consequential for voting behavior during this period. lt is concluded that the new consensus has been built on quicksa nd. Class is not dead - it has been buried alive under the increasing weight of cultural voting, systematically misinterpreted as a decline of class voting, due to the widespread application of the Alford index.
How to Cite:
Van Der Waal, J. & Achterberg, P. & Houtman, D., (2007) “Klasse is niet dood - Zij is levend begraven : Klassengebonden stemgedrag en cultureel stemgedrag in westerse samenlevingen (1956-1990)”, Res Publica 49(4), 559-576.