The comparative study of electoral systems /

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Imprint:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Description:xx, 429 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject:Elections -- Cross-cultural studies.
Representative government and representation -- Cross-cultural studies.
Voting -- Cross-cultural studies.
Political parties -- Cross-cultural studies.
Political parties.
Representative government and representation.
Cross-cultural studies.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Klingemann, Hans-Dieter.
ISBN:9780199217359 (acid-free paper)
0199217351 (acid-free paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 398-418) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • About the Contributors
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Part I. Introduction
  • 1. The Impact of Political Institutions: A Contribution of the "Comparative Study of Electoral Systems" (CSES) to Micro-Macro Theories of Political Attitude Formation and Voting Behavior
  • Part II. The Project
  • 2. "Big Social Science" in Comparative Politics: The History of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
  • 3. Methodological Challenges: Research Opportunities and Questions for the Future
  • Part III. Electoral Participation
  • 4. Socioeconomic Status and Nonvoting: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis
  • 5. Electoral Systems, Efficacy, and Voter Turnout
  • Part IV. Political Parties, Candidates, and Issues
  • 6. Multiple Party Identifications
  • 7. Candidate Recognition in Different Electoral Systems
  • 8. Who Represents Us Best? One Member or Many?
  • 9. Economic Voting: Do Institutions Affect the Way Voters Evaluate Incumbents?
  • 10. The Ease of Ideological Voting: Voter Sophistication and Party System Complexity
  • 11. How Voters Cope with the Complexity of Their Political Environment: Differentiation of Political Supply, Effectiveness of Electoral Institutions, and the Calculus of Voting
  • Part V. Expressive and Instrumental Voting
  • 12. Expressive Versus Instrumental Motivation of Turnout, Partisanship, and Political Learning
  • 13. District Magnitude and the Comparative Study of Strategic Voting
  • Part VI. Political Support
  • 14. Institutional Variation and Political Support: An Analysis of CSES Data from 29 Countries
  • 15. Effectiveness and Political Support in Old and New Democracies
  • Appendix 1. Final Report of the 1995-6 Planning Committee
  • Appendix 2. The Micro-Level Questionnaire of Module 1
  • Appendix 3. The Macro-Level Questionnaire of Module 1
  • References
  • Index