Essays about: "elections"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 261 essays containing the word elections.

  1. 1. CHOOSING POLICY OVER VALENCE - A conjoint experiment on vote choice

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Josefine Magnusson; [2021-02-12]
    Keywords : vote choice; trade-offs; valence politics; spatial politics; conjoint experiment;

    Abstract : In a representative democracy elections constitute the main channel for individuals to express their will. In each election voters are typically asked to make a single choice on the basis of multiple political preferences. The nature of this process entails that some voters need to choose between preferences. READ MORE

  2. 2. Political Information & Ethnic Voting : A study on the impact of political information on ethnic voting behavior in Africa

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Adina Martin; [2021]
    Keywords : ethnic voting; Kenya; Africa; political information; voting behaviour; voting behavior; informational shortcuts; ethnic cues; ethnic heuristics; Conroy-Krutz;

    Abstract : ​Does political information lower the incidence of ethnic voting in Africa? Even though a significant amount of research has been dedicated to African ethnic voting behaviour,​not much capacity has been dedicated to studying the function of ethnic cues as informational shortcuts. Considering voters use cognitive shortcuts like party affiliations or ideology when making decisions, it is also plausible that voters in elections characterized by ethnic voting use demographic cues in lieu of more comprehensive information. READ MORE

  3. 3. Counting votes or counting bodies? : A qualitative study on the effect Regime Type has on the nature of Pre-election Violence in autocratic states

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Tilda Janbrink; [2021]
    Keywords : Military regime; elections; electoral violence; pre-election violence; autocracy; state repression; Pakistan; Uzbekistan;

    Abstract : In a quantitative study in 2007, Davenport found that autocratic military regimes statistically face a higher risk of electoral violence than authoritarian party-backed regimes. This thesis has attempted to link Davenports findings with theories on military belligerence presented by Lai and Slater (2006) as well as Geddes et al. READ MORE

  4. 4. PROMOTING ELECTORAL TURNOUT THROUGH VOTING ADVICE APPLICATIONS? A comparative approach between the Swedish parliamentary election 2018 and the European Parliament election 2019

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Kajsa Evertsson; [2020-11-25]
    Keywords : Voting Advice Applications; VAAs; elections; Sweden; European Union; European Parliament; European Parliament elections; Swedish parliamentary elections; first-order elections; second-order elections; voting behaviour; electoral turnout; second-order election theory; rational choice theory; election campaigns; campaign efforts;

    Abstract : As the only directly elected institution within the European Union (EU), the European Parliament (EP) elections aim to function as the clear link between the citizens and the EU. However, the EP elections are characterized by low turnout and lack of interest compared to national elections. READ MORE

  5. 5. Can generalised trust in news media change media exposure patterns?

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/JMG - Inst f journalistik och masskomm

    Author : Grėtė Kaulinytė; [2020-10-12]
    Keywords : Trust in news media; media trust; media exposure; media exposure; intentional news avoidance; intentional news avoidance; online or social media; alternative political media; attitude-consistent media; counter-attitudinal media;

    Abstract : The question of how trust in news media relates to news media exposure patterns attracts considerable attention from both scholars and society in general. Many previous studies have found that trust in news media positively relates to mainstream media exposure and negatively relates to non-mainstream media exposure, including online and social media news. READ MORE