Comparative Studies of the Economy and the Vote

Raymond M. Duch

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566020
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191577482 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Comparative Studies of the Economy and the Vote

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This article looks at comparative studies of the economy and the vote and is divided into three major parts. The first portion provides a summary of the four important contributions of economic voting research. This is where the work on the American economic vote and economic voting are reviewed. The second portion suggests one methodological approach for analyzing the numerous existing surveys, modeling cross-national variation, and measuring the magnitude of the economic vote. The third and final portion provides a brief summary of the contextual theory of the economic vote from Duch and Stevenson, which builds the assumption of instrumentally rational voters.

Keywords: comparative studies; economic voting; research; cross-national variation; contextual theory; Duch and Stevenson; rational voters

Article.  18225 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics ; Political Institutions

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