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The Enduring Effect of Immigration Attitudes on Vote Choice

Evidence from the 2021 German Federal Election

Hannah M. Alarian

.g., Fridays for Future). In other words, immigration may be relevant in understanding German electoral behavior only when it is predominant. The political environment of the 2021 Bundestag elections thus provides a critical test of immigration's endurance in

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What Should the Citizen Know about Politics?

Two Approaches to the Measurement of Political Knowledge

Lauri Rapeli

The aim of this study is to provide an empirical example of how an election-related empirical indicator of political knowledge can be constructed. Studies of political knowledge have shown that most citizens fall short of the democratic ideal in terms of their knowledge about politics. But according to critics it is unclear what the reference point for such conclusions has been. The critics say that indicators of political knowledge lack a transparent logic and connection to concrete political behavior. In this study two measures of political knowledge are compared: one is a general measure of political knowledge; the other is based on a specific analytical framework by Kuklinski and Quirk (2001). Both the aggregate distribution and the individual-level determinants of political knowledge are compared. The differences between the two measures are found to be minor. The findings suggest that although specific and theory-driven measures offer a nuanced view into the public's knowledge levels, general measures of political knowledge also provide a reliable understanding of what the public knows.

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Explaining Germany's Electoral Geography

Evidence from the Eastern States

Steven Wuhs and Eric McLaughlin

, representation, and inter-party cooperation (New York, 1999); Pippa Norris, Radical right: Voters and parties in the electoral market (New York, 2005). 4 Martin Elff, “Social Structure and Electoral Behavior in Comparative Perspective: The Decline of Social

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Investing in Early Crisis Relief or Reelection?

Comparing German Party Responses to the Euro Crisis

Alexandra Hennessy

choice in this election? Research on valence advantages 12 has greatly improved our understanding of how voters interpret economic signals to evaluate political incumbents. Valence models of politics view electoral behavior as a function of voters

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Gender Gaps in the Center versus the Periphery

Evidence from the Israeli Elections

Nir Atmor and Chen Friedberg

been a topic of political research. One strand of the gender gap scholarship focuses on differences in electoral behavior. This study aimed to enhance that scholarship by providing a detailed analysis of the gender gap in Israel, with a focus on the

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Violence, Rumor, and Elusive Trust in Mocímboa da Praia, Mozambique

Ana Margarida Sousa Santos

. “ Politics and Contemporary History in Mozambique: A Set of Epistemological Notes .” Kronos 39 ( 1 ): 20 – 31 . Brito , Luis de . 1995 . “ O comportamento eleitoral nas primeiras eleições multipartidárias em Moçambique ” [Electoral behavior in the

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Political Campaigns and Civic Culture

Comparing Canvassing and Party Structures in the French and American 2012 Presidential Campaigns

Julien Talpin

the more efficient that it stresses the civic nature of voting and recalls the past votes of the resident met. The publicization of one’s electoral behavior—what voters have historically considered to be private information—embodies a powerful

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Testing the Influence of Ambivalence on Vote Switching in the German Multi-party Context

Klara Dentler

Behavior But does ambivalence substantially affect electoral behavior? Research, particularly in the United States, shows that it does. Ambivalence impacts people's political opinions and evaluations. It influences individuals’ evaluations of candidates