Voter choice and parliamentary politics: An emerging research agenda

Orit Kedar*

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Abstract

This article offers organizing principles to an emerging research agenda that analyses how parliamentary politics affects voter considerations. It uses the process by which votes are turned into policy as a unifying framework: every step in the process poses incentives for voters and encourages different types of strategic behaviour by voters. The standard version of strategic voting commonly found in analyses of voter choice is about the step familiar from the Anglo-American model - the allocation of seats based on votes - yet insights about voter behaviour originated from that model have been inadvertently reified and assumed to apply universally. The article identifies a set of empirical implications about the likelihood of voters employing policy-oriented strategies under different circumstances.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)537-553
Number of pages17
JournalBritish Journal of Political Science
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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