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Homogeneous models and heterogeneous voters

Bartle, J (2005) 'Homogeneous models and heterogeneous voters.' Political Studies, 53 (4). 653 - 675. ISSN 0032-3217

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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. © Political Studies Association, 2005.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Peter Josse
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 11:33
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 18:15

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