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Voters on the Move or on the Run?

edited by Bernhard Wessels, Hans Rattinger, Sigrid Rossteutscher, and Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck
Format
Book
Published
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition
First Edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780199662630, 0199662630
Summary
"Voters on the Move or on the Run? addresses electoral change, the reasons, and the consequences. By investigating heterogeneity of voting, and complexity of voting and its context the volume shows that increasing heterogeneity is not arbitrary and unstructured. Heterogeneity of voting rather is a way of voters dealing with the increasing complexity of the context of elections - diversified social structures, increasing differentiation of political supply, increasing complexity of the information environment. By analysing the conditions of heterogeneity and showing that the calculus of voting becomes more and more conditional in terms of what voters regard as relevant criteria for vote choice, the book demonstrates that the new feature of electoral behaviour is structured heterogeneity. The dimensions of differentiation of the electorate are cognitive capacity and the structure of individual information acquisition systems. The book demonstrates that voters are on the move looking for appropriate answers to new complexities rather than on the run. The book uses data predominantly from the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES), and also comparative data from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES). Cross-sectional analysis is complemented by long- and short-term dynamic analyses with panel data, and comparative analyses."--Publisher's website.
Contents
  • The changing context and outlook of voting / Bernhard Wessels, Hans Rattinger, Sigrid Rossteutscher, and Rudiger Schmitt-Beck
  • Voter fragmentation and the differentiation of vote functions / Jan Eric Blumenstiel
  • Party specific vote functions / Aiko Wagner
  • Coalitions and voting behavior in a differentiating multiparty system / Sascha Huber
  • Voting complexity in a multilayered system. Or: how voting choices in second-order elections impact the stability of party identification / Sigrid Rossteutscher, Ina Bieber, and Philipp Scherer
  • Contextualizing turnout and party choice: electoral behavior on different political levels / Heiko Giebler
  • Does personal campaigning make a difference? / Heiko Giebler, Bernhard Wessels, and Andreas M. Wüst
  • Network politicization and political integration: from grand cleavages to private network structures / Sigrid Rossteutscher and Daniel Stegmueller
  • Political information flows and consistent voting: personal conversations, mass media, party campaigns, and the quality of voting decisions at the 2009 German Federal election / Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck and Patrick Kraft
  • Activation of fundamentals in German campaigns / Richard Johnston, Julia Partheymuller, and Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck
  • Voters' motivations: how and why short-term factors grow in importance / Bernhard Wessels
  • Are alienation and indifference the new features of elections? / Markus Steinbrecher
  • Volatility on the rise? Attitudinal stability, attitudinal change, and voter volatility / Hans Rattinger and Elena Wiegand
  • Voters on the move or on the run? / Bernhard Wessels, Hans Rattinger, Sigrid Rossteutscher , and Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck
Description
viii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-354) and index.
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