Essays about: "vote choice"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 essays containing the words vote choice.

  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. Closeness and voter turnout

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Jimmy Bergström; [2021]
    Keywords : voter turnout; closeness; rational choice;

    Abstract : In this paper I examine how closeness between the traditional political blocks affects voter turnout in the Swedish municipal elections 2014 and 2018. The results of the two elections shows that closeness between the traditional blocks is not a relevant factor for individuals when they decide to vote or abstain. READ MORE

  3. 3. Quadratic Voting and Heterogeneous Beliefs

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Anton Arbman Hansing; [2020]
    Keywords : social choice; market design; strategic voting; beliefs; value of information; Business and Economics; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : Quadratic voting has been proposed as a voting procedure that aggregates preferences in a near-utilitarian way. A voter’s optimal strategy is, however, not solely a function of her preferences, but also of her beliefs about how others will vote. READ MORE

  4. 4. Assessing the electoral outcome in the 2019 European Parliament election : Substantially influenced by European issues, or still dominated by national issues?

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Anton Lindberg; [2020]
    Keywords : European Parliament election 2019; Party choice; EU issue voting; Second-order national contest;

    Abstract : This thesis compares two theories of voter behavior in the 2019 European Parliament election (EP election). The second-order national contest theory claims that the European Parliament elections are basically seen as unimportant and are predominantly about national issues. READ MORE

  5. 5. Understanding voter participation in swing states in the United States : A theory consuming study to understand the factors explaining the difference of voter turnout in swing states

    University essay from

    Author : Denice Brewer; [2019]
    Keywords : United States; swing states; voter weight; voter turnout; rational choice theory; socioeconomic background; voting laws;

    Abstract : This thesis will apply a theory consuming method studying voter turnout between swing states in the United States. To accomplish the theory consuming study, the study is divided into two phases. It will start testing Downs’ rational choice theory and apply this to voter turnout. READ MORE