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Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Russell J. Dalton and Christopher J. Anderson (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599233
eISBN:
9780191595790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

A large body of electoral studies and political party research argues that the institutional context defines incentives that shape citizen participation and voting choice. Based on the unique ... More


Electoral Supply, Median Voters, and Feelings of Representation in Democracies *

Christopher J. Anderson

in Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599233
eISBN:
9780191595790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the determinants of feelings of electoral representation in cross-national perspective. Based on CSES data from thirty-four democracies around the world, it argues that a ... More


Nested Voters: Citizen Choices Embedded in Political Contexts

Christopher J. Anderson and Russell J. Dalton

in Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599233
eISBN:
9780191595790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reviews the findings of this book and discusses their implications for the study of voter behavior. It argues that the effect of political institutions on voter behavior is typically ... More


Citizens, Context, and Choice

Russell J. Dalton and Christopher J. Anderson

in Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599233
eISBN:
9780191595790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

An established literature in electoral studies maintains that the electoral system and other contextual factors shape the incentive structure for voters, and thereby influences individual electoral ... More


Electoral Supply and Voter Turnout

Miki Caul Kittilson and Christopher J. Anderson

in Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599233
eISBN:
9780191595790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Electoral institutions shape the potential costs and benefits of participation. This chapter argues that their effect on voter turnout is indirect by shaping the variety and stability of choices ... More


The Influence of Party and Electoral Systems on Campaign Engagement

Jeffrey A. Karp and Susan A. Banducci

in Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599233
eISBN:
9780191595790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on how political and institutional features encourage or inhibit more active forms of political participation. Specifically, the chapter explores how the electoral supply (both ... More


The Role of Party Policy Positions in the Operation of Democracy

Robin E. Best and Michael D. McDonald

in Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599233
eISBN:
9780191595790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role of political parties in providing voters with the potential to control public policy through elections. The chapter begins by asking whether popular control of policy ... More


Left–Right Orientations, Context, and Voting Choices *

Russell J. Dalton

in Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599233
eISBN:
9780191595790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Democracy presumes that elections give citizens an opportunity to evaluate the policies of the incumbent government and make judgments about the desired course of government in the future. This ... More


Follow the Party or Follow the Leader? Candidate Evaluations, Party Evaluations, and Macropolitical Context

Yuliya V. Tverdova

in Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599233
eISBN:
9780191595790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Michigan model of voting contends that candidate images may influence individual voting behavior. Yet scholarly research has produced mixed results regarding the relative strength of party-based ... More


Context, Political Information, and Performance Voting

Timothy Hellwig

in Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599233
eISBN:
9780191595790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

What explains whether citizens hold the government accountable for its performance in office? In addressing this question, this chapter argues for a broader investigation of how political context ... More


Strategic Defection Across Elections, Parties, and Voters *

André Blais and Thomas Gschwend

in Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599233
eISBN:
9780191595790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the propensity to strategically defect from one's preferred party. The study uses CSES module 2 and covers twenty-five democratic lower house elections. This chapter finds that ... More


Party Polarization and the Ideological Congruence of Governments *

G. Bingham Powell

in Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599233
eISBN:
9780191595790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

It is expected that the ideological congruence between the median citizen and the government will be shaped by various institutional features, especially the party system. The first two modules of ... More


The Impact of Leaders in Parliamentary and Presidential Regimes

John Curtice and Marco Lisi

in Personality Politics?: The Role of Leader Evaluations in Democratic Elections

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199660124
eISBN:
9780191755934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660124.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Leaders have become the human face of election campaigns, while electorates have become dealigned. This has led to the suggestion that in parliamentary elections many voters now vote for the party ... More


Globalization, Government Debt, Government Agency, and Political Efficacy: A Cross‐National Comparison

Jack Vowles

in Globalization and Domestic Politics: Parties, Elections, and Public Opinion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757986
eISBN:
9780191817878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757986.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Using inward stocks of foreign direct investment (FDI) averaged over the previous three years as the most appropriate indicator of an ongoing estimate of the insecurities potentially generated by ... More


Globalization and the Quality of Elections

Sarah Birch

in Globalization and Domestic Politics: Parties, Elections, and Public Opinion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757986
eISBN:
9780191817878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757986.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that globalization affects popular perceptions of electoral fairness and quality because it is responsible for putting pressure on states to hold credible elections, as states do ... More


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