Verso il parlamento. Candidati, partiti e campagna elettorale nelle elezioni cantonali ticinesi del 2011
Devoted to parliamentary recruitment in a Swiss first-order subnational election, this study examines the Ticino 2011 cantonal elections in which a significant change in the party system occurred. Taking a sociological approach towards recruitment and using both quantitative and qualitative methodological tools, this study focuses on the relationship between potential candidates and political parties, the candidate campaigns, and the socio-professional traits of the candidates. We find that not only voting behavior (Mazzoleni, Pacella, Plata 2011) but also the parliamentary recruitment process confirm the role of these elections as representing a political transition in Ticino.
Key words: Elections, Parliament, Candidates, Political parties, Campaign.