Weighting parties and coalitions : how coalition signals influence voting behavior

Gschwend, Thomas ; Meffert, Michael F. ; Stötzer, Lukas

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1086/688678
URL: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/6...
Additional URL: http://methods.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/working_papers...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2017
The title of a journal, publication series: The Journal of Politics : JOP
Volume: 79
Issue number: 2
Page range: 642-655
Place of publication: Chicago, IL
Publishing house: University of Chicago Press
ISSN: 0022-3816 , 1468-2508
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Politische Wissenschaft, Quantitative Sozialwissenschaftliche Methoden (Gschwend 2007-)
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences- CDSS (Social Sciences)
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Democratic accountability is characterized as weak in parliamentary systems where voters cannot choose their government directly. We argue that coalition signals about desirable and undesirable coalitions that might be formed after the election help to provide this essential aspect of democratic government. We propose a simple model that identi es the e ect of coalition signals on individual vote decisions. Based on survey experiments in two di erent countries we show how coalition signals change the relative weight of voters' party and coalition considerations. Coalition signals increase the importance of coalition considerations and, at the same time, decrease the importance of party considerations in voters' decision calculus, leading some voters to change their vote intention.

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