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Do Leaders' Personalities Really Matter?

Anthony King

in Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253135
eISBN:
9780191599675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253137.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is an introductory chapter, which starts with a general discussion of whether leaders’ personalities really matter in determining the outcome of democratic elections, and then considers a number ... More


The Impact of Party Leaders in Britain: Strong Assumptions, Weak Evidence

John Bartle and Ivor Crewe

in Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253135
eISBN:
9780191599675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253137.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

There has been a widespread belief in Britain in recent years (which appears to be corroborated by survey evidence) that leaders’ personalities strongly influence the way that people vote and ... More


Prime Ministerial Contenders in Canada

Richard Johnston

in Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253135
eISBN:
9780191599675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253137.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

For the case of elections since 1988, this chapter looks at the suggestion made by Andre Siegfried in 1907 that Canadian elections are peculiarly vulnerable to leader effects. It begins by outlining ... More


Candidate Evaluations and Presidential Electoral Choices in France

Roy Pierce

in Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253135
eISBN:
9780191599675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253137.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

There have been only six French presidential elections between 1965 and 1995, but there has been considerable variation between these in the extent to which the candidates’ leadership attributes ... More


Personality and Politics in Contemporary Democracies

Gian Vittorio Caprara and Michele Vecchione

in Personalizing Politics and Realizing Democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199982868
eISBN:
9780190644291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982868.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces the authors’ thesis that the development of citizens and of democracy are reciprocally conditional, as well as the ideas that form the basis of their reasoning on the ... More


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