Monthly Archives: January 2014

Strategic Voting under PR: Evidence from the 2010 Swedish General Election

By Annika Fredén, Lund University What is the story? The concept of strategic voting is well-known in anglo-saxon politics. It refers to the tendency of some voters not to vote for their preferred party if this party has no chance of winning in their district. These strategic voters then happen to cast a vote for […]

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Call for papers: New insights in the study of electoral behavior and turnout

Proposals are invited for a workshop entitled, “New insights in the study of electoral behavior and turnout”, to be held in conjunction with the annual Nordic Political Science Association conference to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, 12-15 August 2014. The workshop warmly welcomes studies examining all aspects of electoral behaviour and turnout from institutional, neighbourhood, […]

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Electoral reform, values, and party self-interest

By Damien Bol, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Montreal What is the story? These last decades, the possibility of changing the electoral system has been brought at the political agenda of many established democracies. In 2011, the Tory-LibDem government organized a referendum on whether to replace the first past the post system (FPTP) used to elect […]

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