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Ideology and Spatial Voting in American Elections.

Author: Stephen A Jessee
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Testing assumptions and implications of spatial voting theory, this book connects theory with empirical analysis of voter preferences and behavior.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jessee, Stephen A.
Ideology and Spatial Voting in American Elections.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen A Jessee
ISBN: 9781139528856 1139528858 9781139198714 1139198718 1283528509 9781283528504
OCLC Number: 804664912
Notes: Presidential Vote Choice Model Replications with Additive Measures.
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages)
Contents: Cover; Ideology and Spatial Voting in American Elections; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; 1: Introduction; The Political Behavior Tradition; Spatial Voting Theory; Theory, Rigor, and Parsimony in the Study of Politics; Plan of the Book; 2: Political Ideology; Defining Ideology; Previous Approaches to Measuring Ideology; Are American Politics Ideological?; Ideology and Spatial Voting Theory; 3: Measuring Political Ideology; Previous Approaches to the Measurement of Spatial Ideology; Grounding Ideology in Policy. Measuring the Policy Views of American VotersExamining Ideological Constraint across Issues; Estimating Voter and Candidate Ideology Together; Assessing the Predictions of ""Extended'' Spatial Voting Models; Discussion; 4: Linking Theory and Empirics: Testing Spatial Voting Theory; Formal Models of Spatial Voting; Deterministic Spatial Voting Models; Accounting for Randomness: Stochastic Models of Spatial Voting; Spatial Voting with Bias; Directional Voting Theory; Connecting Theoretical and Statistical Models of Spatial Voting; Deriving a Statistical Model of Spatial Voting. Understanding the Parameters of the Spatial Utility ModelEstimating the Parameters of the Spatial Voting Model; The Predictive Structure of Issues; Voting ``Spatially Correctly''; Discussion; 5: Partisanship versus Proximity: The Effect of Party Identification on Spatial Voting; Modeling Spatial and Partisan Voting Effects; A Random Utility Model of Spatial Voting with Partisanship; Estimating Spatial and Partisan Effects on Vote Choice; Disentangling the Influence of Valence Issues; Comparing the Effects of Ideology, Valence, and Partisanship. Does Ideology Affect Partisans and Independents the Same Way?The Effects of Measurement Error; Discussion; 6: Political Information and Spatial Voting; Measuring Political Information; Estimating the Moderating Effects of Political Information on Spatial Voting; Incorporating Political Information into the Spatial Model; Estimating the Effects of Ideology, Partisanship, and Political Information; The Effects of Political Information on Implied Indifference Points; Discussion; 7: The Political Perceptions of Citizens; Respondent Perceptions of Candidate Positions. Knowledge of Specific Candidate PositionsPerceptions of Candidate Ideology; Perceived Ideological Distances from Candidates; Partisan Biases and Perceptions; Discussion; 8: Conclusion; The Elephant in the Room: Endogeneity in Ideology, Partisanship, and Voting; Should Party Identification Be a Right Hand Side Variable?; Implications for Citizen Competence; Discussion; Appendix A: Survey Question Wordings; 2004 Survey Question Wording; 2008 Survey Question Wording; Appendix B: Survey Sample Characteristics; Appendix C: Simplified Analyses of Ideology and Spatial Voting.
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