Parteienwettbewerb und Wahlverhalten

Dennis C. Spies, Simon Franzmann

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Analyzing the relationships between political parties and voters is one of the central topics of political science. Parties are expected either to be responsive to the demands of their voters or are presumed to have the power to influence voting decisions by structuring the political discourse and thereby competition regarding political issues. These two aspects are covered in the literature by research on the way parties present themselves and by electoral research, respectively. Focusing on the latter, this state-of-the-art article reviews how recent publications have analyzed the impact of party competition (macro level) on vote choice (individual level). It does so by introducing the most prominent theories of voting and party competition, summarizing the most recent results and pointing to potential problems for international comparisons such as methodological choices and different approaches to the measurement of party positions.
Bidragets oversatte titelParty Competition and Vote Choice
TidsskriftKölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie
Udgave nummerSuppl. 1
Sider (fra-til)313-342
StatusUdgivet - 3. jun. 2019
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • Expert surveys
  • Issue salience
  • Manifesto data
  • Positional theory
  • Vote choice

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