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Voters and Voting in Context: Multiple Contexts and the Heterogeneous German Electorate

Harald Schoen, Sigrid Roßteutscher, Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, Bernhard Weßels, and Christof Wolf

Abstract

This book investigates the role of context in affecting political opinion formation and voting behavior. Building on a model of contextual effects on individual-level voter behavior, the chapters of this volume explore contextual effects in Germany in the early twenty-first century. The contributions draw on manifold combinations of individual and contextual information gathered in the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) framework and employ advanced methods. In substantive terms, they investigate the impact of campaign communication on political learning, the effects of media coverage o ... More

Keywords: context, contextual effects, voting behavior, Germany, multilevel data, communication, German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES), political information processing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198792130
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198792130.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harald Schoen, editor
Professor of Political Science, University of Mannheim

Sigrid Roßteutscher, editor
Professor of Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main.

Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, editor
Professor of Political Science, University of Mannheim

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1 Voters and Voting in Context

Harald Schoen, Sigrid Roßteutscher, Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, Bernhard Weßels, and Christof Wolf

10 Candidate Perception and Individual Vote Choice

Sigrid Roßteutscher, Ina Bieber, Lars-Christopher Stövsand, and Manuela Blumenberg

11 Ideological Voting in Context

Matthias Mader and Harald Schoen

13 Conclusion

Harald Schoen, Sigrid Roßteutscher, Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, Bernhard Weßels, and Christof Wolf

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