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The Nonpersonalization of Voting Behavior in Germany

Frank Brettschneider and Oscar W. Gabriel

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:
10.1093/0199253137.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The federal elections of 1998 were the first time in Germany that notions of personalization and presidentialization were discussed during an election; before that German voters chose, at least ... 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


Voting and Intermediation: Informational Biases and Electoral Choices in Comparative Perspective

Pedro C. Magalhães

in Democracy, Intermediation, and Voting on Four Continents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199202836
eISBN:
9780191695452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202836.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter tackles the role of information on electoral behaviour by examining whether the informational biases to which voters are exposed during electoral campaigns end up influencing their ... More


Cosmopolitanism

Simon Jackman and Lynn Vavreck

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores the political implications of differences in social space. The distinction between a “local” or “global” orientation systematically affects political behavior both within and ... More


Candidates and Parties in Congressional Elections: Revisiting Candidate-Centered Conclusions in a Partisan Era

Eric McGhee and Kathryn Pearson

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter tests a party-centered and candidate-centered model of vote choice with some recent data, revealing that certain aspects of the candidate-centered model require revision. It focuses on ... More


Sociotropic Voting and the Media

Stephen Ansolabehere, Marc Meredith, and Erik Snowberg

in Improving Public Opinion Surveys: Interdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151458
eISBN:
9781400840298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151458.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the accuracy of citizens' estimates of facts about the general state of the economy and on the consequences of that information. It analyzes both the determinants and ... More


Crime, Perceived Criminal Injustice, and Electoral Politics

Ross L. Matsueda, Kevin Drakulich, John Hagan, Lauren J. Krivo, and Ruth D. Peterson

in Improving Public Opinion Surveys: Interdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151458
eISBN:
9781400840298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151458.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the effects of perceived criminal injustice on voting behavior as well as on other important outcomes. Using data from the 2006 ANES Pilot Study, the chapter begins by examining ... More


The Role of Stereotypes in Vote Choice Decisions

Kathleen Dolan

in When Does Gender Matter?: Women Candidates and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199968275
eISBN:
9780190201142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968275.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 investigates the impact of gender stereotypes on vote choice decisions in congressional and governor elections. The analysis compares the impact of stereotypes and candidate evaluations ... More


In Search of a Religious Left: Reexamining Religiosity

Stephen T. Mockabee, Kenneth D. Wald, and David C. Leege

in Improving Public Opinion Surveys: Interdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151458
eISBN:
9781400840298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151458.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes several new religiosity items. While standard survey measures of religiosity typically are associated with right-leaning political orientations, this chapter argues that these ... More


Designing the Save American Democracy Act

Lee Drutman

in Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190913854
eISBN:
9780197516980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913854.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the specifics of a new voting system: ranked-choice voting, with multi-member districts for the US House. As the name suggests, ranked-choice voting lets voters rank their ... More


Conclusion

Matthew N. Green and Douglas B. Harris

in Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews the examination of the factors behind candidate emergence and the analyses of vote choice in fourteen contested leadership elections in the U.S. House of Representatives since ... More


A Recommitment to Majority Rule

Edward B. Foley

in Presidential Elections and Majority Rule: The Rise, Demise, and Potential Restoration of the Jeffersonian Electoral College

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190060152
eISBN:
9780190060183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060152.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

States should adopt a majority-rule requirement for participating in the Electoral College, meaning specifically that no state should award all its Electoral College votes to any candidate who fails ... More


Who votes for the running mate, anyway?

Christopher J. Devine and Kyle C. Kopko

in The VP Advantage: How running mates influence home state voting in presidential elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993375
eISBN:
9781526109934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993375.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter assesses the electoral influence of vice presidential candidates using a nationally representative dataset - the American National Election Studies (ANES) survey. The results indicate ... More


Open Competition Races II: House Republicans

Matthew N. Green and Douglas B. Harris

in Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter continues the discussion on the open competition race, the most common type of leadership race in the House of Representatives, focusing on the GOP. It begins with a detailed discussion ... More


Voter Choice and Partisan Representation

Russell J. Dalton, David M. Farrell, and Ian McAllister

in Political Parties and Democratic Linkage: How Parties Organize Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199599356
eISBN:
9780191803550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199599356.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter extends the party linkage model by examining how citizens' Left-Right orientations influence their voting choices — the third step in the electoral linkage process described in Chapter ... More


Policy-based Voting and the Type of Democracy

Diana Burlacu and Gábor Tóka

in Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716334
eISBN:
9780191784934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716334.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines whether various features of what Lijphart called consensus democracy, such as proportional representation, multiparty systems, and coalition governments promote party–voter ... More


Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Matthew N Green and Douglas Harris

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How are congressional party leaders chosen? In the first comprehensive study since Robert Peabody's classic Leadership in Congress, this book draws on newly collected data about U.S. House members ... More


Voting, Abstention, and Defection

Anthony F. Heath, Stephen D. Fisher, Gemma Rosenblatt, David Sanders, and Maria Sobolewska

in The Political Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656639
eISBN:
9780191765247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656639.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Both ethnic minorities and the white British moved away from Labour at the 2010 British general election, revealing their shared concerns about government performance; yet ethnic minorities were much ... More


The VP Advantage: How running mates influence home state voting in presidential elections

Christopher J. Devine and Kyle C. Kopko

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993375
eISBN:
9781526109934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993375.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The perception of a vice presidential home state advantage (HSA) – i.e., the running mate’s ability to “deliver” a home state in a presidential election – is engrained in American politics. Even ... More


Does Responsibility Matter?

Sara B. Hobolt and James Tilley

in Blaming Europe?: Responsibility Without Accountability in the European Union

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665686
eISBN:
9780191756115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665686.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Chapter 8 explores the consequences of responsibility evaluations. A key component of democratic accountability is clarity of responsibility, enabling voters accurately to hold politicians to account ... More


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