Title:Tactical voting and party preferences : a test of cognitive dissonance theory Author(s):BØLSTAD, Jørgen; DINAS, Elias; RIERA, PedroDate:2013Citation:
- Political behavior, 2013, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 429-452
Type:ArticleAbstract:Studying the development of stable political attitudes, political scientists have argued that repeated voting for a political party reinforces initial party preferences, in a seemingly mechanistic process of habit-formation. ...
Title:Why bother campaigning? : campaign effectiveness in the 2009 European Parliament elections Author(s):SUDULICH, Maria Laura; WALL, Matthew; FARRELL, David M.Date:2013Citation:
- Electoral studies, 2013, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 768-778
Type:ArticleAbstract:This paper explores the effectiveness of European Parliament candidates' campaigns. We analyze the relationship between candidates' spending and their likelihood of success, controlling for a range of relevant co-varying ...