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The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems

The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems

by Hans-Dieter Klingemann
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ISBN-13: 9780199217359
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/15/2009
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Hans-Dieter Klingemann is Professor Emeritus at the Social Science Research Center, Berlin.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

About the Contributors xiv

List of Figures xvi

List of Tables xviii

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 Hans-Dieter Klingemann 3

Part II The Project

2 "Big Social Science" in Comparative Politics: The History of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems Ashley Grosse Andrew Appleton 31

3 Methodological Challenges: Research Opportunities and Questions for the Future David A. Howell Karen Long Jusko 50

Part III Electoral Participation

4 Socioeconomic Status and Nonvoting: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis Neil Nevitte André Blais Elisabeth Gidengil Richard Nadeau 85

5 Electoral Systems, Efficacy, and Voter Turnout Susan A. Banducci Jeffrey A. Karp 109

Part IV Political Parties, Candidates, and Issues

6 Multiple Party Identifications Hermann Schmitt 137

7 Candidate Recognition in Different Electoral Systems Söet;ren Holmberg 158

8 Who Represents Us Best? One Member or Many? John Curtice W. Phillips Shively 171

9 Economic Voting: Do Institutions Affect the Way Voters Evaluate Incumbents? Yoshitaka Nishizawa 193

10 The Ease of Ideological Voting: Voter Sophistication and Party System Complexity Martin Kroh 220

11 How Voters Cope with the Complexity of Their Political Environment: Differentiation of Political Supply, Effectiveness of Electoral Institutions, and the Calculus of Voting Hans-Dieter Klingemann Bernhard Webels 237

Part V Expressive and Instrumental Voting

12 Expressive Versus Instrumental Motivation of Turnout,Partisanship, and Political Learning Gábor Tóka 269

13 District Magnitude and the Comparative Study of Strategic Voting Thomas Gschwend 289

Part VI Political Support

14 Institutional Variation and Political Support: An Analysis of CSES Data from 29 Countries Ola Listhaug Bernt Aardal Ingunn Opheim Ellis 311

15 Effectiveness and Political Support in Old and New Democracies Jacques Thomassen Henk van der Kolk 333

Appendix 1 Final Report of the 1995-6 Planning Committee 347

Appendix 2 The Micro-Level Questionnaire of Module 1 380

Appendix 3 The Macro-Level Questionnaire of Module 1 387

References 398

Index 419

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