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When voters with high political knowledge change their votes, it is usually to ideologically similar parties

Dassonneville, Ruth and Dejaeghere, Yves (2014) When voters with high political knowledge change their votes, it is usually to ideologically similar parties. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Apr 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Electoral volatility has been much discussed of late, with the rise of small parties leading to switches from across the political spectrum. While much research has taken place into the extent of vote switching, rather less has taken place into the ideological ‘distance’ between the parties that are switched between. Ruth Dassonneville and Yves Dejaeghere have done so, and found that voters with a higher level of political knowledge and sophistication switch to parties with a similar ideological profile to the ones they desert.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2014 15:51
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57781

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