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Title The many faces of strategic voting : tactical behavior in electoral systems around the world / edited by Laura B. Stephenson, John H. Aldrich, and Andŕé Blais.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018.


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Summary "Strategic voting is classically defined as "voting for one's second preferred option to prevent one's least preferred option from winning when one's first preference has no chance." Voters want their votes to be effective, and casting a ballot that will have no influence on an election is undesirable--therefore, some voters cast a strategic ballot when they decide it is useful. This edited volume includes case studies of strategic voting behavior in Israel, Germany, Japan, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, and the UK, and provides a conceptual framework for understanding strategic voting behavior in all types of electoral systems. The classic definition explicitly considers strategic voting in a single race with a single winner, which has at least three candidates. This situation is more common in electoral systems that have single member districts that employ plurality or majoritarian electoral rules and have multiparty systems. Indeed, much of the literature on strategic voting to date has considered systems like those in Canada and the United Kingdom. This book contributes to a more general understanding of strategic voting behavior by taking into account a wide variety of institutional contexts, such as single transferable vote rules, proportional representation, two round and mixed electoral systems"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Strategic voting and political institutions / John H. Aldrich, André Blais, and Laura B. Stephenson -- The effect of national and constituency expectations on tactical voting in the British general election of 2010 / Paul R. Abramson, John H. Aldrich, Abraham Diskin, Aaron M. Houck, Renan Levine, Thomas J. Scotto, and David B. Sparks -- Strategic voting in changing times: the 2016 election in Spain / Ignacio Lago -- Support for minority government and strategic voting / Jean-François Daoust -- Information on party strength and strategic voting: evidence of non-effects from a randomized experiment / André Blais, Peter Loewen, Daniel Rubenson, Laura B. Stephenson, and Elisabeth Gidengil -- Expected electoral performance, candidate quality, and voter strategic coordination: the case of Japan / Carolina Plescia -- Strategic coalition voting in Belgium: the 2014 federal and regional elections / Tom Verthé and Stefanie Beyens -- Voting strategically in two-vote elections / Philipp Harfst, André Blais, and Damien Bol -- Strategic voting in multiwinner elections with approval balloting: an application to the 2011 regional government election in Zurich / Karine Van der Straeten, Romain Lachat, and Jean-François Laslier -- Sincere voting, strategic voting: a laboratory experiment using alternative proportional systems / Isabelle Lebon, Antoinette Baujard, Frédéric Gavrel, Herrade Igersheim, and Jean-François Laslier.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 05, 2018).
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Subject Elections -- Cross-cultural studies.
Voting -- Cross-cultural studies.
Representative government and representation -- Cross-cultural studies.
Political parties -- Cross-cultural studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General.
Elections. (OCoLC)fst00904324
Political parties. (OCoLC)fst01069410
Representative government and representation. (OCoLC)fst01094941
Voting. (OCoLC)fst01169232
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies. (OCoLC)fst01423769
Added Author Stephenson, Laura Beth, 1976- editor.
Aldrich, John H., 1947- editor.
Blais, André, 1947- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Many faces of strategic voting Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2018] 9780472131020 (DLC) 2018042677
ISBN 0472124307 (electronic book)
9780472124305 (electronic book)
9780472131020 (electronic bk.)
0472131028 (electronic bk.)
9780472901128 (electronic bk.)
0472901125 (electronic bk.)
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