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Mandates, Parties, and Voters How Elections Shape the Future by James H. Fowler, Oleg Smirnov

Mandates, Parties, and Voters How Elections Shape the Future



Mandates, Parties, and Voters How Elections Shape the Future by James H. Fowler, Oleg Smirnov

Shows how the size of an election victory influences subsequent candidate behaviour, voter behaviour, and even the economy


In this intriguing book, James Fowler and Oleg Smirnov propose a dynamic model of electoral competition in which 'mandates,
that is, margins of victory, play a central role

....This is an impressive study. The authors present an interesting blend of formal theory and inductive reasoning...There is little technical jargon and the presentation is simple and clear. The study is most impressive in its display of an amazing variety of methodological approaches...The message of the book is far from trivial.... In short, this is a thoughtful and provocative book.

-Perspectives on Politics

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Publication date

28th April 2007


James H. Fowler, Oleg Smirnov

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Temple University Press,U.S.


216 pages


Central government
Elections & referenda



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