The Economic Vote

Autor: Raymond M. Duch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139470620
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This book proposes a selection model for explaining cross-national variation in economic voting: Rational voters condition the economic vote on whether incumbents are responsible for economic outcomes, because this is the optimal way to identify and elect competent economic managers under conditions of uncertainty. This model explores how political and economic institutions alter the quality of the signal that the previous economy provides about the competence of candidates. The rational economic voter is also attentive to strategic cues regarding the responsibility of parties for economic outcomes and their electoral competitiveness. Theoretical propositions are derived, linking variation in economic and political institutions to variability in economic voting. The authors demonstrate that there is economic voting, and that it varies significantly across political contexts. The data consist of 165 election studies conducted in 19 different countries over a 20-year time period.

Globalization And Mass Politics

Autor: Timothy Hellwig
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107075076
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Analyzes how increases in international trade, finance, and production have altered voter decisions, political party positions, and the issues that parties focus on in postindustrial democracies.

The Dilemma Of The Commoners

Autor: Tine De Moor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107022169
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This book puts the debate on commons, commoners, and the disappearance of both throughout early modern and modern western Europe in a new light, through new approaches and innovative methodologies. Tine De Moor links the historical debate about the long-term evolution of commons to the present-day debates on common-pool resources.

Elections As Instruments Of Democracy

Autor: G. Bingham Powell
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300080162
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This text explores elections as instruments of democracy. Focusing on elections in 20 democracies over the last 25 years, it examines the differences between two visions of democracy - the majoritarian vision and the proportional influence vision.

Experimental Political Science

Autor: B. Kittel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137016647
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An exploration of core problems in experimental research on voting behaviour and political institutions, ranging from design and data analysis to inferences with respect to constructs, constituencies and causal claims. The focus of is on the implementation of principles in experimental political science and the reflection of actual practices.

Voter Turnout

Autor: Meredith Rolfe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107015413
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Combines positive political theory, social network research and computational modeling, explaining why some people are more likely to vote than others.

Economic Analysis Of Property Rights

Autor: Yoram Barzel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521597135
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This study offers a unified theoretical structure to analyze exchange, formation of economic rights, and organization. The cost of measuring accurately all assets' attributes is prohibitive. Therefore, rights are never fully delineated and others (using theft, adverse selection, free riding, and shirking) may appropriate one's assets. The central question is how people allocate resources and organize their activities to maximize the value of their rights. The approach emphasizes nonmarket constraints, but is also applicable to market economies. It is useful for analyzing allocations within organizations as well as allocation by voting and charity. Chapters have been extended for this second edition and a new chapter devoted to the firm has been added.

The Invisible Hand Of Peace

Autor: Patrick J. McDonald
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521761360
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This book shows that the domestic institutions associated with capitalism have promoted peace between states over the past two centuries.

Partisan Bonds

Autor: Jeffrey D. Grynaviski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139485008
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Political scientists have long painted American voters' dependence on partisan cues at the ballot box as a discouraging consequence of their overall ignorance about politics. Taking on this conventional wisdom, Jeffrey D. Grynaviski advances the provocative theory that voters instead rely on these cues because party brand names provide credible information about how politicians are likely to act in office, despite the weakness of formal party organization in the United States. Among the important empirical implications of his theory, which he carefully supports with rigorous data analysis, are that voter uncertainty about a party's issue positions varies with the level of party unity it exhibits in government, that party preferences in the electorate are strongest among the most certain voters, and that party brand names have meaningful consequences for the electoral strategies of party leaders and individual candidates for office.