By Marina Costa Lobo, John Curtis
Personality Politics? assesses the function that electorate' perceptions and reviews of leaders play in democratic elections. The publication offers facts from an array of nations with assorted historic and institutional contexts, and employs leading edge methodologies to figure out the significance of leaders in democracies worldwide.
Addressing such questions as 'Where do leaders results come from?', 'In which institutional contexts are chief results extra important?' and, 'To which forms of electorate are leaders a extra renowned issue for balloting behaviour?', the authors search to figure out even if the jobs leaders play complements or damages the electoral procedure, and what impression this has at the caliber of democracy in electoral democracies this day.
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Centre-Left leaders fall in between the two on both dimensions. US, using each country’s party label for cross-national analysis is not feasible. However, there are commonalities among parties from different countries, and scholars have expended considerable effort to develop cross-national comparisons between parties based on party policies and platforms. Examples include expert surveys (Benoit and Laver 2007) and the Comparative Manifesto Project (Budge et al. 2001). See McDonald, Mendes, and Kim 2007 for a review of these efforts.
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Personality Politics?: The Role of Leader Evaluations in Democratic Elections by Marina Costa Lobo, John Curtis