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Mean Voter Representation Versus Partisan Constituency Representation: Do Parties Respond to the Mean Voter Position or to Their Supporters?

Lawrence Ezrow

in Linking Citizens and Parties: How Electoral Systems Matter for Political Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572526
eISBN:
9780191722752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572526.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Do political parties respond to shifts in the preferences of their supporters or to the mean voter position? Cross‐national analyses – based on observations from Eurobarometer surveys and parties' ... More


Measuring Party Positions

Ryan Bakker and Sara Hobolt

in Political Choice Matters: Explaining the Strength of Class and Religious Cleavages in Cross-National Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199663996
eISBN:
9780191745140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663996.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The study of how party competition affects vote choices requires valid and reliable measures of the policy positions of political parties. This chapter compares the three most commonly used measures ... More


Varieties of Electoral Dilemmas: Partisan Jousting over Welfare States and Immigration in a Changing Europe

Kimberly J. Morgan

in Welfare Democracies and Party Politics: Explaining Electoral Dynamics in Times of Changing Welfare Capitalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198807971
eISBN:
9780191845765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807971.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter examines the dilemmas that parties face in the welfare democracies as they attempt to respond to shifting constituencies, the rise of new issues, and steadily growing rival parties on ... More


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