Title:The gender gap in same-gender voting : the role of context Author(s):GIGER, Nathalie; HOLLI, Anne-Marie; LEFKOFRIDI, Zoe; WASS, HannaDate:2014Citation:
- Electoral studies, 2014, Vol. 35, pp. 303-314
Type:ArticleAbstract:If parties nominate both male and female candidates, open-list PR electoral rules enable voters to engage in same-gender voting (i.e. select candidate of the same gender). In this regard, there is a gender gap in Finland, ...
Title:Salience-based congruence between parties & their voters : the Swiss case Author(s):GIGER, Nathalie; LEFKOFRIDI, ZoeDate:2014Citation:
- Swiss political science review, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 287-304
Type:ArticleAbstract:Policy congruence between parties and their voters is a prerequisite for the latter's representation. Related research typically focuses on the left-right dimension. We contribute to this literature by conceiving the ...
Title:The causal flow between public opinion and policy : government responsiveness, leadership, or counter movement? Author(s):HAKHVERDIAN, ArmenDate:2012Citation:
- West European politics, 2012, Vol. 35, No. 6 SI, pp. 1386-1406
Type:ArticleAbstract:This article examines the causal relationship between public opinion and policy. Does opinion affect policy or is it the other way around? Three hypotheses take centre stage. The responsiveness hypothesis postulates that ...