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Voter Turnout

Author : Meredith Rolfe
ISBN : 9781107015418
Genre : Philosophy
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Combines positive political theory, social network research and computational modeling, explaining why some people are more likely to vote than others.
Category: Philosophy

Get Out The Vote

Author : Donald P. Green
ISBN : 9780815726852
Genre : Political Science
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The most important element in every election is getting voters to the polls—these get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts make the difference between winning and losing office. With the first two editions of Get Out the Vote, Donald P. Green and Alan S. Gerber broke ground by introducing a new scientific approach to the challenge of voter mobilization that profoundly influenced how campaigns operate. Get Out the Vote has become the reference text for those who manage campaigns and study voter mobilization. In this expanded and updated edition, Green and Gerber incorporate data from more than 100 new studies, which shed new light on the costeffectiveness and efficiency of various campaign tactics, including door-todoor canvassing, email, direct mail, and telephone calls. Two new chapters focus on the effectiveness of registration drives and messaging tactics. The new Get Out the Vote will be available as the country gears up for the 2016 presidential campaign. This readable, practical guide on voter mobilization is sure to be an important resource for consultants, candidates, and grassroots organizations, as well as a valuable teaching tool in courses on campaigns and elections. Praise for Previous Editions: "Green and Gerber have studied turnout for years. Their findings, based on dozens of controlled experiments done as part of actual campaigns, are summarized in... Get Out the Vote, which is bound to become a bible for politicians and activists of all stripes." —Alan Krueger in the New York Times " Get Out the Vote shatters conventional wisdom about GOTV." —Hal Malchow in Campaigns and Elections "Green and Gerber's recent book represents important innovations in the study of turnout." — Political Science Review "Green and Gerber have provided a valuable resource for grassroots campaigns across the spectrum." — National Journal
Category: Political Science

Voter Turnout From 1945 To 1997

Author : International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
ISBN : STANFORD:36105062981084
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Who Votes

Author : Raymond E. Wolfinger
ISBN : 0300025521
Genre : History
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Based upon a study of 1972 and 1974 Bureau of the Census surveys, descriptions of the voting rates of specific social and economic groups reveal key factors in voting patterns and preferences
Category: History

Voter Turnout In Canada

Author : Herman Bakvis
ISBN : UOM:39015028475930
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Engaging The Electorate

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123317260
Genre : Political Science
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The past several decades have witnessed a general decline in voter turnout throughout the world, and, while there is little agreement as to what specifically constitutes a good level of turnout, recent declines in many countries have raised concern among governments, non-governmental organisations, and citizens. The intention of this publication is to examine some of the efforts made throughout the world to stem and/or reverse the decline in voter turnout, and to attempt to maximise turnout at electoral events of all types, including elections, referendums and citizens initiatives. All electoral events involve many factors operating at different levels, which have varying effects on voter turnout. Some cannot be easily manipulated, requiring vast social transformation or even alterations to a countrys election laws. Other elements, however, are more malleable, and it is at this practical level that this inventory intends to present a selection of ideas used throughout the world that may work to encourage voter turnout in suitable contexts. There is an enormous range of activity world-wide on which to draw for case studies and examples that illustrate effective practice and/or imaginative initiatives. Some of these are presented here under a categorisation framework defined by: Information campaigns; Advertising campaigns; Grass-roots movements; School/mock elections and other special-purpose programmes; Entertainment; Inducements.
Category: Political Science

Konomische Theorie Der Demokratie

Author : Anthony Downs
ISBN : 3165290520
Genre : Business & Economics
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English summary: It was Anthony Downs' objective to create a model dealing with voter and government behavior. In order to do so, he established goals which governments, parties and lobbyists as well as the voters can pursue. To motivate all those concerned, he introduced the self-interest axiom and called for rationality in order to attain these goals. With the help of marginal analysis, each voter determines his/her party differential, which will help to determine each voter's choice at the ballot box and to decide which party's rule will give him/her greater utility in the future. Downs describes how crucial the concept of ideology is to his theory. He maintains that a two-party democracy could not provide stable and effective government unless there is a large measure of ideological consensus amongst its citizens, and that political parties encouraged voters to be irrational by remaining vague and ambiguous. German description: Anthony Downs' inzwischen klassisches Demokratie-Modell des Wahler- und Regierungsverhaltens orientiert sich an der okonomischen Theorie. Er nimmt an, dass politische Parteien und Wahler in der Verfolgung bestimmter, deutlich spezifizierter Ziele optimal handeln. So treffen die Wahler unter Ungewissheit uber den Wahlvorgang und die zukunftige Regierungsbildung ihre Wahl nach dem mutmasslichen Nutzen. Die Regierung versucht, mit Hilfe der Manipulation des Budgets ihre Wiederwahl zu erreichen.Ideologien der Parteien auf der einen Seite, Interessengruppen auf der anderen stellen den Wahlern bzw. der Regierung Informationen zur rationalen Entscheidungsfindung zur Verfugung. Dabei wird deutlich, dass Mehrparteiensysteme und Verhaltniswahlrecht jedes Wahl-Kalkul unlosbar werden lassen. Auf die weiteren Folgerungen fur Demokratie-Forschung und -Verstandnis geht Downs im letzten Teil seines Werkes ausfuhrlich ein.
Category: Business & Economics

Voter Turnout Since 1945

Author : Rafael López Pintor
ISBN : UCR:31210017975655
Genre : Political Science
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This is the most comprehensive compilation of voter turnout statistics ever published. The report includes statistics from more than 1,600 parliamentary and presidential elections in over 170 countries. Easy-to-use colour-coded tables give ready access to election turnout percentages from almost every contested national election that has taken place since the end of the Second World War. Graphs, charts and tables highlight trends in voter turnout and compare turnout between old and new democracies. Political participation in different regions is analysed and corresponding information is presented on the potential impact of literacy, a country's wealth and civil liberties on voter turnout. A colour-coded world map, showing turnout percentages from the most recent national elections, is also enclosed. In addition to the voter turnout statistics and analyses, this publication contains a thematic focus on voter registration. Voter registration is the process of exercising the franchise, and as such is a key condition of electoral participation. History shows us that the removal of barriers to registration is essential to the full exercise of a citizen's political rights.Country case studies as well as an analysis of the voter registration methods used today in the world are presented together with graphs and global information on voter registration.
Category: Political Science

Voter Turnout In Western Europe Since 1945

Author : Rafael López Pintor
ISBN : 918539100X
Genre : Political Science
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Bringing together information and analysis of electoral turnout in Western Europe, this study contains statistics from 170 countries for parliamentary and presidential elections. The report also addresses such issues as the evolution of electoral systems, polling arrangements, compulsory voting, and the opportunities and threats posed by new technology.
Category: Political Science