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Homogeneous Models and Heterogeneous Voters

Bartle, John (2005) 'Homogeneous Models and Heterogeneous Voters.' Political Studies, 53 (4). pp. 653-675. ISSN 0032-3217

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Abstract

<jats:p> Most models assume that voting behaviour can be summarised by a single additive equation. There are good reasons, however, for believing that some voters place more weight on some considerations than others or use different decision rules. In both cases, a single additive equation will produce misleading accounts of the causal processes. Modellers should therefore allow for such differences. In order to illustrate these propositions, I examine evidence from the 2001 British Election Study, which suggests that some voters place more weight on leaders than others. I end by calling for attention to shift from causal complexity to causal diversity. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 11:33
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:18
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9867

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