Ethno-political effects of suburbanization in the Vilnius urban region: An analysis of voting behaviour

  • Rūta Ubarevičienė TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Donatas Burneika Vilnius University
  • Maarten van Ham TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Abstract

We use electoral data to analyze the ethno-political consequences that may arise from the fact that the region surrounding the city of Vilnius is dominated by residents with a Polish identity, while those who move to the suburbs are mainly ethnic Lithuanians. In the suburban ring we found increasing voting turnout, a decreasing share of votes for the Polish party, and an increase of the absolute number of votes for this party. The changing electoral behavior might be an indicator of growing ethno-political tensions and the zones of the most intense changes identify areas of potential social tensions between ethnic groups.

How to Cite
UBAREVIČIENĖ, Rūta; BURNEIKA, Donatas; VAN HAM, Maarten. Ethno-political effects of suburbanization in the Vilnius urban region. A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment, [S.l.], n. 9, p. 159-184, dec. 2018. ISSN 2214-7233. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/abe/article/view/3625>. Date accessed: 15 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/abe.2017.9.3625.
Published
2018-12-20