Nested Voters: Citizen Choices Embedded in Political Contexts

Christopher J. Anderson and Russell J. Dalton

in Citizens, Context, and Choice

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199599233
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595790 | DOI:
Nested Voters: Citizen Choices Embedded in Political Contexts

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This chapter reviews the findings of this book and discusses their implications for the study of voter behavior. It argues that the effect of political institutions on voter behavior is typically indirect and contingent and that the most promixate contextual influences are typically different dimensions of the electoral supply in the form of party system polarization and fragmentation.

Keywords: voter behavior; political institutions; electoral supply; multilevel models; CSES

Chapter.  7021 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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