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Unified Theory of Party Competition A Cross-National Analysis Integrating Spatial and Behavioral Factors

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ISBN-10: 0521544939

ISBN-13: 9780521544931

Edition: 2005

Authors: James F. Adams, Bernard Grofman, Samuel Merrill III

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The authors integrate spatial and behavioural perspectives - ina word, those of the Rochester and Michigan schools - into a unified theory of voter choice and party strategy.
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

James Adams is Associate Professor of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara. His primary research interest is the application of spatial modeling to real world elections, and the insights this approach can provide into theories of political representation. He is the author of Party Competition and Responsible Party Government: A Theory of Spatial Competition Based upon Insights from Behavioral Voting Research (University of Michigan Press, 2001), as well as articles in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, and Public Choice.

Modeling party competition
How voters decide: the components of the unified theory of voting
Linking voter choice to party strategies: illustrating the role of non-policy factors
Factors influencing the link between party strategy and the variables
Policy competition under the unified theory: empirical applications to the 1988 French Presidential Election
Policy competition under the unified voting model: empirical applications to the 1989 Norwegian parliamentary election
The threat of abstention: candidate strategies and policy representation in U.S. presidential elections
Candidate strategies with voter abstention in U.S. presidential elections: 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, and 2000
Policy competition in Britain: the 1997 general election
The consequences of voter projection: assimilation and contrast effects
Policy-seeking motivations of parties in two-party elections: theory
Policy-seeking motivations of parties in two-party elections: empirical analysis
Concluding remarks