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The Simple Art of Voting: The Cognitive Shortcuts of Italian Voters

Delia Baldassarri

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199828241
eISBN:
9780199979783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828241.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Voting distills a complex decision into a deceptively simple action. The electorate faces a messy tangle of parties, leaders, and issues. How is it possible for voters to unravel it all? How do they ... More


Who are Utilius, Amicus, Aliens, and Medians?

Delia Baldassarri

in The Simple Art of Voting: The Cognitive Shortcuts of Italian Voters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199828241
eISBN:
9780199979783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828241.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 5 shows that the typology of voting heuristics differentiates between groups of voters with respect to their levels of political sophistication, political participation and certain ... More


Political Cognition, Sophistication, and Heuristics

Delia Baldassarri

in The Simple Art of Voting: The Cognitive Shortcuts of Italian Voters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199828241
eISBN:
9780199979783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828241.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 3 presents the key features of the political cognition approach and illustrates its contribution to the understanding of political behavior. It describes how the concept of political ... More


The impact of voters' characteristics on the evaluations of party leaders

Amanda Bittner

in Platform or Personality?: The Role of Party Leaders in Elections

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595365
eISBN:
9780191725593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595365.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the origins of leader evaluations, seeking to determine the types of factors that influence voters' perceptions of leaders' traits. In particular, the chapter assesses the ... More


The impact of the partisan stereotype

Amanda Bittner

in Platform or Personality?: The Role of Party Leaders in Elections

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595365
eISBN:
9780191725593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595365.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the extent to which a characteristic possessed by leaders — namely, the party label under which they run — has an influence on how they are perceived by voters. Building on a ... More


The Three Faces of Policy Voting

Paul Goren

in On Voter Competence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195396140
eISBN:
9780199979301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396140.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter integrates the historical and conceptual analyses from the previous two chapters into a theory of voter choice. The chapter argues that citizens must satisfy three conditions to policy ... More


The impact of party leaders' traits in elections

Amanda Bittner

in Platform or Personality?: The Role of Party Leaders in Elections

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595365
eISBN:
9780191725593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595365.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores one of the most important questions that can be asked about the role of party leaders in elections: do evaluations of party leaders affect vote choice and the outcomes of ... More


Conclusions

Delia Baldassarri

in The Simple Art of Voting: The Cognitive Shortcuts of Italian Voters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199828241
eISBN:
9780199979783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828241.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 8 summarizes the various findings and discusses them in relation to the debate over the measurement of political sophistication and the more general issue of the low political literacy of ... More


On Voter Competence

Paul Goren

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195396140
eISBN:
9780199979301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396140.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A half century of research shows that most citizens are woefully uninformed about public affairs, liberal-conservative ideologies, and the issues of the day. This had led most scholars to conclude ... More


Policy Attitudes and Political Sophistication

Paul Goren

in On Voter Competence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195396140
eISBN:
9780199979301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396140.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The first step in developing the theory of policy voting requires explaining what is meant by policy attitudes and political sophistication, which represent the key concepts that animate the book. ... More


Conclusion

Amanda Bittner

in Platform or Personality?: The Role of Party Leaders in Elections

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595365
eISBN:
9780191725593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595365.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides the conclusion to the book. It returns to the normative concerns raised in the introduction, and argues that in a healthy and well-functioning democracy, voters' perceptions of ... More


Systematic and Effective Voting Heuristics

Delia Baldassarri

in The Simple Art of Voting: The Cognitive Shortcuts of Italian Voters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199828241
eISBN:
9780199979783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828241.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 6 examines the effectiveness of the cognitive shortcuts and the consistency of their use, and shows that the judgment strategies used by utilius, amicus, and aliens are deployed not just in ... More


Introduction

Amanda Bittner

in Platform or Personality?: The Role of Party Leaders in Elections

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595365
eISBN:
9780191725593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595365.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces the book, and begins by assessing the implications of voters' evaluations of party leaders for our understanding of representation and democracy. The chapter provides an ... More


The Indictment of the American Voter

Paul Goren

in On Voter Competence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195396140
eISBN:
9780199979301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396140.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A rich line of research in political science and political psychology focuses on how liberal-conservative orientations and issue preferences impact the choices citizens make in U.S. presidential ... More


Political Sophistication and Media Consumption as Factors of Personalization

Guillem Rico

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/9780199660124.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter addresses two of the most common beliefs about which types of voters attach more importance to leader images, namely (1) the less politically sophisticated and (2) those who are highly ... More


Leader Effects and Party Polarization

Romain Lachat

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/9780199660124.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter studies the role of both leader evaluations and ideological preferences in the voting decision process. Based on data from the 2007 Swiss federal elections, it investigates how leader ... More


Voter Fragmentation and the Differentiation of Vote Functions*

Jan Eric Blumenstiel

in Voters on the Move or on the Run?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199662630
eISBN:
9780191756191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662630.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The assumption that all voters have identical voting calculi had been standard in electoral choice for a long time. However, scholars have increasingly challenged the homogeneity assumption recently. ... More


Kicking Up a Fuss?: From Permissive to Responsive Support and Scepticism

Catherine E. De Vries

in Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198793380
eISBN:
9780191835216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793380.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter demonstrates that public opinion towards the EU is highly responsive to changes in real-world conditions and moves in predictable ways. The analysis in the chapter combines natural ... More


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