Candidates and Voters: Ideology, Valence, and Representation by Walter J. Stone

By Walter J. Stone

applicants and electorate extends our realizing of vote casting, elections, and illustration via elaborating an easy thought of balloting selection in line with electorate' curiosity in coverage and within the suitability of applicants to carry non-compulsory workplace (“leadership valence”). electorate' offerings needs to be understood within the context of the alternatives among opposing applicants they're provided on those dimensions. Drawing on wide research of U.S. condominium races, Stone exhibits that even though electorate lack the knowledge that many analysts think they should functionality in a democracy, they're as a rule in a position to opt for the higher candidate at the coverage and valence dimensions. moreover, applicants, once they come to a decision even if and the way to run, count on the pursuits that force electorate. The e-book exhibits that elections are likely to produce results on coverage and management valence in keeping with citizens' pursuits, and demanding situations sceptical perspectives of ways good the electoral method works.

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