Despite the increasing volume of empirical studies on citizens’ electoral activities in other countries, little attention has been paid to campaigning participation in the context of Korean politics. Also, the empirical evidence about the effect of political ideology on citizen’s electoral activities is at best mixed. This study addresses the question of whether political ideology drives voters to participate in electoral activities, especially voting and campaigning. Adopting various measures of campaign participation and ideology, we found robust evidence that the ideologically extreme are more likely to participate than the moderate in both types of electoral activities despite the varying degrees of costs in time and efforts required.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Effects of Political Ideology on Voting and Campaign Activities: A Study of the 7th Local Election in South Korea|
|Journal||Journal of Korean Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- Political ideology
- Campaign activities