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Electoral system, pesonal votes, and party choice: Multilevel models

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Using local elections in Denmark as an example this paper shows that individual party choice is influenced both by individual level, municipality level, and national level characteristics. Some hypotheses about the effects of the electoral system on personal votes derived from a theory by Carey & Shugart (1995) are first tested using a fixed-effects model. The effect of the personal reputation of the candidates, measured by personal votes, on party choice is then tested using a multilevel multinomial logit model suggested by Rabe-Hesketh and Skrondal (2008). The paper shows that both the electoral system and the personal reputation of local candidates have theoretically expected effects on party choice at local elections in Denmark. The methodology can be used for cross-national studies of multilevel effects on multi-party choice.
Udgivelsesår10 nov. 2012
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 10 nov. 2012
BegivenhedEUROCORES HumVIB conference: Understanding Cross-National analysis of Human Values, attitudes and Behaviours - Berlin, Tyskland
Varighed: 8 sep. 201110 sep. 2011


KonferenceEUROCORES HumVIB conference

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