The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour, 1st Edition

  • Kai Arzheimer
  • Jocelyn Evans
  • Michael S. Lewis-Beck
  • Published By: Sage UK
  • ISBN-10: 147395925X
  • ISBN-13: 9781473959255
  • DDC: 324.6
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released April 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This text is an authoritative and wide ranging survey of electoral behaviour. Taking an interdisciplinary approach and focusing on a range of countries, the handbook is composed of eight parts. The first five cover the principal theoretical paradigms, and are followed by chapters on their specific challenges and innovative applications in contemporary voting studies. The remaining three parts explore elements of the voting process to understand their different effects on vote outcomes. The handbook is an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, reserachers and practitioners in the fields of politics, sociology, psychology, geography and research methods.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Notes on the Editors and Contributors.
1: Introduction.
Institutional Approaches.
2: Institutions and Voter Choice: Who Chooses, What Do They Choose Over, and How Do They Choose.
3: Party Systems and Voter Alignments.
4: The Study of Less Important Elections.
5: Clarity of Responsibility and Vote Choice.
6: Voting in New(er) Democracies.
Sociological Approaches.
7: Age and Voting.
8: Gender and Voting.
9: Social Class and Voting.
10: Religion.
11: Race, Ethnicity and Elections: From Recognizable Patterns to Generalized Theories.
12: Social Networks and Voter Mobilization.
13: The Evolving Role of Partisanship.
14: Party Identification: Meaning and Measurement.
15: Cognitive Mobilization.
Voter Decision-Making.
16: Strategic Voting.
17: Integrating Genetics into the Study of Electoral Behavior.
18: Emotions and Voting.
19: Referendums.
20: Turnout.