A new scientific paper “Exploration of class and political behavior in Croatia“ by Branko Ančić, Ph.D., Nikola Baketa, Ph.D. and Marko Kovačić was published in the International journal of sociology, 49 (4).
In this article, the authors have employed neo-Weberian class analysis with the purpose to explore the relationship between class position and political behavior. In the article they use the concept of political behavior as a broader term that consists of individuals’ interest in politics, political efficacy, and political participation (voter turnout). They have used the data from the International Social Survey Program module Role of Government V from 2016. Analysis has shown that in Croatia class membership is a predictor of interest in politics and political efficacy, i.e., that members of the higher class show greater interest in politics and assess that they have a better understanding of politics. Class per se does not have a direct effect on voter turnout, but it is mediated through political efficacy and interest in politics, since voting is mostly under the influence of personal interest in politics.
More about the paper: http://idiprints.knjiznica.idi.hr/842/.