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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


Are Moderate Parties Rewarded in Multiparty Systems?

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/9780199572526.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Are moderate parties rewarded in multiparty systems? Cross‐national analyses estimate the vote shares for approximately eighty parties across twelve Western European democracies. The results indicate ... More


Citizen Preferences and Public Policy

Ian Budge, Hans Keman, Michael McDonald, and Paul Pennings

in Organizing Democratic Choice: Party Representation Over Time

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654932
eISBN:
9780191741685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654932.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Average citizen positions are almost identical to average voter positions over the long run. This chapter offers a spatial view of how public policy, as measured through government expenditure, ... More


Proximity and Votes for Mainstream and Niche Parties

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/9780199572526.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Cross‐sectional analyses of parties' vote shares in twelve Western European democracies are presented, which produce two central findings. The first is that parties, in general, gain more vote shares ... More


The Supply Side of Electoral Politics: How Globalization Matters for Party Strategies

Timothy Hellwig

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/9780198757986.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Does globalization matter for how parties act? This chapter advances a pair of claims for how the international economy affects the strategies of political parties and their responsiveness. The first ... More


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