Voters on the Move or on the Run?

Weßels, Bernhard ; Rattinger, Hans ; Roßteutscher, Sigrid ; Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger

Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2014
Book title: Voters on the Move or on the Run?
Page range: 311-317
Publisher: Weßels, Bernhard
Place of publication: Oxford
Publishing house: Oxford Univ. Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-966263-0 , 978-0-19-175619-1
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
School of Social Sciences > Politikwissenschaft, Politische Soziologie (Schmitt-Beck 2008-2023)
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: This concluding chapter discusses the findings in the book against the background of the two dimensions of electoral change, namely heterogeneity and complexity. Results clearly show a structured heterogeneity that is an answer of voters to complexity of the context of voting. Voters are rather on the move looking for ways to cope with complexity than on the run away from politics. The implication for the understanding of the working of democracy is that just looking at the voters can only contribute little to the understanding of election outcomes. An integrated approach of electoral research needs to take into account the contingencies of voting behavior on political supply.

Dieser Eintrag ist Teil der Universitätsbibliographie.

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