Models of Electoral Behaviour Analysis

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Purpose of the course is to investigate the electoral behavior and parameters determining it . The course seeks both theoretical and empirical investigation of elections and electoral behavior , starting from the theoretical models proposed from the '40s to today in the U.S. and Europe . The course is structured into eight major topics taught in thirteen courses: 1. Introduction . The electoral geography , ecological models and the " human geography " of Siegfried. 2 . The School of Columbia and the initiation of quantitative survey 3. The School of Michigan and the theory of "party identification" 4. The School of Rational Choice. The "consumption model" in electoral behavior. 5. Sociological rational choice model and the European reality. The theory of political cleavages 6. The "heavy" variables in electoral behavior: Religion and class 7. The class vote and measurement methods in electoral research 8. The scales of political behavior and attitudes of the parties in these

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Upon completion of the course the students: a) know the basic theoretical approaches to electoral analysis b) borounna apply theoretical models to empirical applications, c) better understand the theory of political parties and political representation


Βιβλιογραφία μαθήματος (Εύδοξος)
Βερναρδάκης, Χρ. (2011): Πολιτικά Κόμματα, Εκλογές και Κομματικό Σύστημα – Οι μετασχηματισμοί της πολιτικής αντιπροσώπευσης 1990-2010, εκδ. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα-Θεσσαλονίκη
Mayer, N. κ.ά. (2005): Εκλογική Συμπεριφορά, Ιστορικές διαδρομές και μοντέλα ανάλυσης, εκδ. Σαββάλας, Αθήνα.

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