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The Many Faces of Strategic Voting

Tactical Behavior in Electoral Systems Around the World

John H. Aldrich Edited by Laura B. Stephenson

Voters do not always choose their preferred candidate on election day. Often they cast their ballots to prevent a particular outcome, as when their own preferred candidate has no hope of winning and they want to prevent another, undesirable candidate's victory; or, they vote to promote a single-party majority in parliamentary systems, when their own candidate is from a party that has no hope of winning. In their thought-provoking book The Many Faces of Strategic Voting, Laura B. Stephenson, John H. Aldrich, and Andr� Blais first provide a conceptual framework for understanding why people vote strategically, and what the differences are between sincere and strategic voting behaviors. Expert contributors then explore the many facets of strategic voting through case studies in Great Britain, Spain, Canada, Japan, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and the European Union.

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Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Imprint: University of Michigan Press
Published: 01/2018
Pages: 252
Subject: Political Science - Political Process/Elections
Print ISBN: 9780472131020
eBook ISBN: 9780472901128

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Voters do not always choose their preferred candidate on election day. Often they cast their ballots to prevent a particular outcome, as when their own preferred candidate has no hope of winning and they want to prevent another, undesirable candidate's victory; or, they vote to promote a single-party majority in parliamentary systems, when their own candidate is from a party that has no hope of winning. In their thought-provoking book The Many Faces of Strategic Voting, Laura B. Stephenson, John H. Aldrich, and Andr� Blais first provide a conceptual framework for understanding why people vote strategically, and what the differences are between sincere and strategic voting behaviors. Expert contributors then explore the many facets of strategic voting through case studies in Great Britain, Spain, Canada, Japan, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and the European Union.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laura B. Stephenson is Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario. John Aldrich is Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science at Duke University. André Blais is Professor of Political Science at the Université de Montréal.

REVIEWS

“This is an excellent book that makes an important contribution to our understanding of voting behavior in a variety of contexts. The volume brings together a diverse set of contributors from around the world to address exciting and controversial questions about what motivates vote choice.”
—Jeffrey Karp, Brunel University London

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