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The Routledge handbook of elections, voting behavior and public opinion

Author: Justin Fisher
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Series: Routledge international handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The study of elections, voting behavior and public opinion are arguably among the most prominent and intensively researched sub-fields within political science. It is an evolving sub-field, both in terms of theoretical focus and in particular, technical developments and has made a considerable impact on popular understanding of the core components of liberal democracies in terms of electoral systems and outcomes,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Fisher
ISBN: 9781138890404 1138890405
OCLC Number: 1002043748
Description: xix, 550 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Democratic theory and electoral behavior / Ian McAllister --
The sociological and social-psychological approaches / Vincent Hutchings and Hakeem Jefferson --
Rational choice theory and voting / Keith Dowding --
Institutions and voting behavior / B. Guy Peters --
The big picture : turnout at the macro level / Jack Vowles --
Demographic and the social bases of voter turnout / Eric Plutzer --
Turnout and the calculus of voting : recent advances and prospects for integration with theories of campaigns and elections / John Aldrich and Libby M. Jenke --
Voting and the expanding repertoire of participation / Jan van Deth --
The acquisition of voting habits / Elias Dinas --
Long-term factors : class and religious cleavages / Geoff Evans and Ksenia Northmore-Ball --
Ideology and electoral choice / Martin Elff --
Party identification / Shaun Bowler --
Trends in partisanship / Oliver Heath --
Politics, media and the electoral role of party leaders / Anthony Mughan and Loes Aaldering --
Preferences, constraints, and choices : tactical voting in mass elections / R. Michael Alvarez, D. Roderick Kiewiet and Lucas Núñez --
Economic voting / Marianne Stewart and Harold Clarke --
Electoral systems / Iain McLean --
Electoral integrity / Pippa Norris --
Voting behavior in multi-level electoral systems / Hermann Schmitt and Eftichia Teperoglou --
Local context, social networks and neighbourhood effects on voter choice / Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie --
Voting behavior in referendums / Michael Marsh --
Networks, contexts, and the process of political influence / Robert Huckfeldt, Matthew T. Pietryka and John B. Ryan --
Persuasion and mobilization effects by parties and candidates / Justin Fisher --
Campaign strategies, media and voters : the fourth era of political communication / Holli Semetko and Hubert Tworzecki --
The role of mass media in shaping public opinion and voter behaviour / Susan Banducci --
Digital campaigning / Stephen Ward, Rachel Gibson and Marta Cantijoch --
Attitudes, values and belief systems / Oddbjørn Knutsen --
The stability of political attitudes / Robert Erikson --
Political knowledge: measurement, misinformation and turnout / Jennifer Hudson --
Is there a rational public? / Jørgen Bølstad --
The geometry of party competition. parties and voters in the issue space / Lorenzo de Sio --
The thermostatic model : the public, policy and politics / Christopher Wlezien --
Regime support / Pedro Magalhaes --
Generational replacement : engine of electoral change / Wouter van der Brug and Mark Franklin --
The dependent variable in election studies : studying respondents or responses as units of analysis / Cees van Der Eijk --
The quest for representative survey samples / Laura Stoker and Andrew McCall --
Horses for courses : using internet surveys for researching public opinion and voting behaviour / Edward Fieldhouse and Chris Prosser --
The use of aggregate data in the study of voting behavior : ecological inference, ecological fallacy and other applications / Luana Russo --
Election forecasting / Stephen Fisher --
Field experiments in political behavior / Donald Green and Erin A. York --
Making inferences about elections and public opinion using incidentally collected data / Jon Mellon.
Series Title: Routledge international handbooks.
Other Titles: Handbook of elections, voting behavior and public opinion
Responsibility: edited by Justin Fisher, Edward Fieldhouse, Mark N. Franklin, Rachel Gibson, Marta Cantijoch and Christopher Wlezien.

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"The study of elections, voting behavior and public opinion are arguably among the most prominent and intensively researched sub-fields within political science. It is an evolving sub-field, both in terms of theoretical focus and in particular, technical developments and has made a considerable impact on popular understanding of the core components of liberal democracies in terms of electoral systems and outcomes, changes in public opinion and the aggregation of interests. This handbook details the key developments and state of the art research across elections, voting behavior and the public opinion by providing both an advanced overview of each core area and engaging in debate about the relative merits of differing approaches ..."--

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