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Political knowledge and populist attitudes influence voter preferences for government formation

Plescia, Carolina and Eberl, Jakob-Moritz (2019) Political knowledge and populist attitudes influence voter preferences for government formation. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Mar 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Government formation in multiparty systems requires election losers to concede victory to the winners and, more often than not, winners to compromise to form a coalition government. Why will some voters concede victory to the winning party but others won’t? And what influences their openness to other parties during coalition talks? Looking at evidence from Austria, a multiparty system at the heart of Europe, Carolina Plescia and Jakob-Moritz Eberl find that, even after controlling for party preferences and ideology, political knowledge and populist attitudes are essential in explaining voters’ willingness or unwillingness to accept these fundamental prerequisites of coalition bargaining and political compromise.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 21:15
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021 00:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108049

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