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An outline for a model of party choice

Fiorina, Morris P. (1977) An outline for a model of party choice. American Journal of Political Science, 21 (3). pp. 601-625. ISSN 0092-5853. doi:10.2307/2110583.

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This article is a synthetic effort. It attempts to mold the issue voter of traditional democratic theory and rational choice models with the "nature of the times" and partisan voters of empirical voting studies. The vehicle for this attempted synthesis is a voter decision rule more complex, more inclusive, and perhaps less "rational" than others previously suggested. After motivating and developing the formal representation of the decision rule, a variety of empirical findings about voting behavior are reexamined in light of the rule. Some reinterpretations result, particularly in the case of party identification.

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Additional Information:© 1977 Midwest Political Science Association. Manuscript submitted 17 May 1976. Final manuscript received 25 January 1977. Formerly SSWP 98.
Subject Keywords:Voting, Political parties, Incumbents, Political candidates, Voting behavior, Political campaigns, Party identification, Modeling, Electorate
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Deposited By: Jacquelyn Bussone
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