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

By Walter J. Stone

applicants and electorate extends our knowing of balloting, elections, and illustration through elaborating an easy conception of vote casting selection in line with electorate' curiosity in coverage and within the suitability of applicants to carry non-obligatory workplace (“leadership valence”). citizens' offerings has to be understood within the context of the alternatives among opposing applicants they're provided on those dimensions. Drawing on large research of U.S. condo races, Stone exhibits that even though electorate lack the data that many analysts suppose they should functionality in a democracy, they're generally in a position to decide on the higher candidate at the coverage and valence dimensions. additionally, applicants, once they come to a decision no matter if and the way to run, expect the pursuits that force citizens. The publication indicates that elections are inclined to produce results on coverage and management valence in keeping with citizens' pursuits, and demanding situations sceptical perspectives of ways good the electoral approach works.

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