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A Simple Direction Model of Electoral Competition

Matthews, Steven A. (1977) A Simple Direction Model of Electoral Competition. Social Science Working Paper, California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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Examines the use of spatial models in analyzing an electoral process. Conceptualizations of the set of messages that candidates send to voters; Investigations of the optimal strategies of candidates competing against a rigid opponent; Implication of a direction model of the electoral process for a candidate's mobility or voter perception and cognition.

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Additional Information:Revised. Originally dated to June 1976. I wish to thank John Ferejohn, Morris Fiorina, Melvin Hinich, and Charles Plott for their criticism, comments, and time. Published as Matthews, Steven A. "A simple direction model of electoral competition." Public Choice 34.2 (1979): 141-156.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
Subject Keywords:spatial analysis (statistics), elections, voting, political candidates, political participation
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
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