The CIS presents "Elecciones Generales 2008", an analysis of how Spaniards voted in the last general elections.

Cover Elecciones Generales 2008.

Edited by José Ramón Montero and Ignacio Lago, over twenty experts took part in the study.

  • The presentation event will take place next Thursday, 10 November, at the Colegio Oficial de Politólogos y Sociólogos de Madrid (c/ Ferraz, 100), at 19:00.
  • It will be attended by the President of the CIS, Ramón Ramos Torre, the editor of the work, José Ramón Montero, and the senior lecturers in political science Julián Santamaría (Universidad Complutense) and Mariano Torcal (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), together with the Dean of the College, Lorenzo Navarrete.

Madrid, 8 November.- The Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS) is to present its recent publication Elecciones Generales 2008, a work which looks at the parliamentary general elections held in Spain in March 2008.

Taking CIS surveys as a source of information, its various chapters examine issues such as the election campaign, voter turnout and the use of the Internet. The work likewise studies both the impact of the so-called crispación (tense, confrontational atmosphere) on voting and the effect of the electoral debates, including the scope of tactical voting and the influence of religion, ideology or nationalism, among other aspects. It also considers the importance of the political leaders and the characteristics of the party system, in addition to addressing the special case of the regional elections in Andalusia, which were held simultaneously.

The authors, who are experts at renowned universities and research centres, combine sophisticated analysis using advanced statistical techniques with a use of language that is accessible to non-specialist readers. All of this makes this book essential reading for gaining an awareness of what is happening in political life in Spain today.