9. Januar 2020 / Sowi I & II

Vortrag am 9.1.2020 von Prof. Dr. Marco Steenbergen - Reconsidering Electoral Democracy: Consideration Sets, Vote Choice and Party Competition

Im Rahmen der Forschungskolloquien "Ausgewählte Probleme der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft" von Prof. Dr. Patrick Bernhagen und "Ausgewählte Probleme der vergleichenden Demokratieforschung" von Prof. Dr. André Bächtiger

Donnerstag, 9. Januar 2020 um 14:00 Uhr
M 2.31 (Breitscheidstraße 2)
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Is electoral choice based on full information or on heuristics? In this talk, I propose it is both. Using the idea of consideration sets, I argue that heuristics help voters to pare down parties. In multi-party systems, however, it is likely that several alternatives remain after applying heuristics. The final choice among those alternatives is based on effortful processing of campaign-relevant information. I illustrate the ideas using the 1992 U.S. presidential elections and draw out the implications for understanding party competition in electoral democracy.

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