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The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behaviorand Public Opinion

Edited by: Justin Fisher , Edward Fieldhouse , Mark N. Franklin , Rachel Gibson , Marta Cantijoch , Christopher Wlezien

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138890404
eBook ISBN: 9781315712390
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315712390
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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 in a comprehensive and accessible way. Bringing geographical scope and depth, with comparative chapters that draw on material from across the globe, it will be a key reference point both for advanced level students and researchers developing knowledge and producing new material in these sub-fields and beyond.

The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behavior and Public Opinion is an authoritative and key reference text for students, academics and researchers engaged in the study of electoral research, public opinion and voting behavior.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Democratic theory and electoral behavior  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The sociological and social-psychological approaches Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Rational choice theory and voting Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Institutions and voting behavior Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The big picture Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Demographics and the social bases of voter turnout Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Turnout and the calculus of voting Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Voting and the expanding repertoire of participation Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The acquisition of voting habits Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Long-term factors Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Ideology and electoral choice Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Party identification Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Trends in partisanship Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Politics, media and the electoral role of party leaders Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Preferences, constraints, and choices Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Economic voting Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Electoral systems Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Electoral integrity Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Voting behavior in multi-level electoral systems Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Local context, social networks and neighborhood effects on voter choice Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Voting behavior in referendums Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Networks, contexts, and the process of political influence  Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Persuasion and mobilization efforts by parties and candidates Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Campaign strategies, media, and voters Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The role of mass media in shaping public opinion and voter behavior Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Digital campaigning Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Attitudes, values and belief systems Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The stability of political attitudes Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Political knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Is there a rational public? Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The geometry of party competition Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The thermostatic model Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Regime support Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Generational replacement Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Selecting the dependent variable in electoral studies: choice or preference? Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The quest for representative survey samples Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Horses for courses Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The use of aggregate data in the study of voting behavior Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Election forecasting  Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Field experiments in political behavior Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Making inferences about elections and Public oPinion using incidentally collected data Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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