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Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Russell J. Dalton and Christopher J. Anderson


A large body of electoral studies and political party research argues that the institutional context defines incentives that shape citizen participation and voting choice. Based on the unique resources of the Comparative Study of Electoral System surveys, this volume provides the first systematic comparative analysis of how and why cross-national differences in political institutions and party systems shape individual citizens' attitudes and political behavior, including voter turnout, campaign participation, and vote choice. An international team of electoral scholars finds that countries' fo ... More

Keywords: elections, voting behavior, representation, political institutions, contextual effects, electoral supply, electoral systems, party systems, multilevel models, CSES

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199599233
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Russell J. Dalton, editor
Professor of Political Science, Center for the Study of Democracy, University of California, Irvine.
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Christopher J. Anderson, editor
Professor of Government and Director of the Institute for European Studies, Cornell University.
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