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

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Electoral system, pesonal votes, and party choice : Multilevel models. / Thomsen, Søren Risbjerg.

2012. Paper presented at EUROCORES HumVIB conference, Berlin, Germany.

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Thomsen SR. 2012. Electoral system, pesonal votes, and party choice: Multilevel models. Paper presented at EUROCORES HumVIB conference, Berlin, Germany.

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Thomsen, Søren Risbjerg Electoral system, pesonal votes, and party choice: Multilevel models. EUROCORES HumVIB conference, 08 Sep 2011, Berlin, Germany, Paper, 2012. 11 p.

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Thomsen SR. Electoral system, pesonal votes, and party choice: Multilevel models. 2012. Paper presented at EUROCORES HumVIB conference, Berlin, Germany.

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Thomsen, Søren Risbjerg. / Electoral system, pesonal votes, and party choice : Multilevel models. Paper presented at EUROCORES HumVIB conference, Berlin, Germany.11 p.

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abstract = "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.",
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