Election Promises, Party Behaviour And Voter Perceptions by E. NaurinElection Promises, Party Behaviour And Voter Perceptions by E. Naurin

Election Promises, Party Behaviour And Voter Perceptions

byE. Naurin

Hardcover | July 14, 2011

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An exploration of whether politicians are perceived to keep their election promises. While scholars claim that parties act on most of their election promises, citizens hold the opposite view. This 'Pledge Puzzle' guides Naurin in her analysis of the often referred to but not empirically investigated, 'conventional wisdom' about election promises.
ELIN NAURIN is Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research and teaching revolves around Representative Democratic Theory and Practice. She is affiliated to the Swedish National Election Study Programme and the Multidisciplinary Opinion and Democracy Research Group. She is also ...
Title:Election Promises, Party Behaviour And Voter PerceptionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:193 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.78 inPublished:July 14, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023029085X

ISBN - 13:9780230290853

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION The Pledge Puzzle Election Promises in Representative Democratic Theory PART II: EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF PARTIES' FULFILMENT OF ELECTION PROMISES Definitions of Election Promises in Empirical Research Do Parties Fulfil their Election Promises? PART III: CITIZENS' VIEWS ON ELECTION PROMISES How Widespread is the Image of the Promise-breaking Politician? Just General Distrust? Citizens' Definitions of Fulfilled Election Promises PART IV: CONCLUSIONS Promising Democracy