Hanna Wass

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    Political elites and voters have highly similar views on representational issues in both Finland and the UK

Political elites and voters have highly similar views on representational issues in both Finland and the UK

To what extent are the views of voters matched by the views of politicians in a national parliament? Åsa von Schoultz and Hanna Wass present findings from a study of the congruence between the preferences of voters and political candidates in Finland on representational issues, such as the desired role an MP should play in a political system. Contrasting […]

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    Electoral turnout for young people peaks immediately after their enfranchisement then falls sharply

Electoral turnout for young people peaks immediately after their enfranchisement then falls sharply

In several countries across Europe younger voters exhibit much lower levels of turnout than older citizens. However, less well understood are the differences in turnout among young people. Based on elections in Finland and Denmark, Yosef Bhatti, Kasper M Hansen, and Hanna Wass show that turnout is highest when young people can vote immediately after being enfranchised, but then falls away […]

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