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Political Behavior, Old and New

Warren E. Miller

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294719
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599361 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198294719.003.0011
 Political Behavior, Old and New

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Provides a dissemination of the differences between ‘old’ and ‘new’ political behaviour research in data analysis, specifically in voting and the study of democracy. The ‘new’ and the ‘old’ differ in methodology, as analysis of large data sets has become more sophisticated and methods of statistical analysis have developed. The new and the old also differ in the range of analysts with access to these methodological advances and data sets. Whilst we have learnt much about voters and the electorate, a new definition of citizenship is emerging. Do the old and the new help us understand it?

Keywords: citizenship; democracy; political behaviour; statistical analysis; voting

Chapter.  4915 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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