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Author Goldberg, Andreas C.

Title The impact of cleavages on Swiss voting behaviour : a modern research approach / Andreas C. Goldberg.

Published [Cham] : Springer International Pu, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 1st ed. 2017.
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Contributions to political science
Contributions to political science.
Springer Political Science and International Studies eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Theory of Cleavage Voting -- Longitudinal Impact of Cleavages -- Impact Across Parties -- Contextual Approach of Voting -- Combined Approach in a Longitudinal and Contextual Perspective -- General Conclusion -- Appendix -- Online Appendix.
Summary This book studies the impact of cleavages on electoral choices. Based on a case study of Switzerland, it analyses how cleavages divide voters into voting blocs and how this influences Swiss voting behaviour and the Swiss party system. The first part examines the development of salient cleavages such as religion, social class, rural-urban, and language between 1971 and 2011. Behavioural changes among voters and changes in the size of social groups are explored as explanatory factors for the decline of cleavage voting. The second part proposes a contextual perspective analysis of the current impact of cleavages using both individual and contextual factors. These factors are also combined to examine interaction effects between the individual and the context. Finally, the third part analyses whether the impact of cleavages has harmonised across different contexts (Swiss cantons) over time.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Political science.
Welfare economics.
Political sociology.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319460000 (electronic bk.)
3319460005 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-46000-0