Personality Politics?: The Role of Leader Evaluations in Democratic Elections

Hardcover | January 11, 2015

EditorMarina Costa Lobo, John Curtice

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Personality Politics? assesses the role that voters' perceptions and evaluations of leaders play in democratic elections. The book presents evidence from an array of countries with diverse historical and institutional contexts, and employs innovative methodologies to determine the importanceof leaders in democracies worldwide.Addressing such questions as "Where do leaders effects come from?", 'In which institutional contexts are leader effects more important?" and, "To which kinds of voters are leaders a more prominent factor for voting behaviour?", the authors seek to determine whether the roles leaders play enhances ordamages the electoral process, and what impact this has on the quality of democracy in electoral democracies today.

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Personality Politics? assesses the role that voters' perceptions and evaluations of leaders play in democratic elections. The book presents evidence from an array of countries with diverse historical and institutional contexts, and employs innovative methodologies to determine the importanceof leaders in democracies worldwide.Addressi...

Marina Costa Lobo is a Political Science Researcher at the Social Sciences Institute of the University of Lisbon. Her research has focused on electoral behaviour and political institutions. She is co-director of the Portuguese Election Study since 2001. Recent publications include Portugal at the Polls (with A. Freire and P. Magalhae...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:January 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Marina Costa Lobo and John Curtice: IntroductionPolitical or Not? Where do leader evaluations come from?1. Amanda Bittner: Leader Evaluations and Partisan Stereotypes, A Comparative Analysis2. Sascha Huber: What comes first, Character Traits or Political Assessments? An Experimental StudySystematic or Not? When do leader evaluations matter?3. John Curtice and Marco Lisi: The impact of Leaders in Presidential and Parliamentary Regimes4. Solidea Formichelli: Personality Politics in Single party and Coalition Governments5. Romain Lachat: Leader Effects and Party PolarizationSophisticates or Fools? Who takes leader evaluations into account?7. Guillem Rico: Political Sophistication and Media Consumption as Factors of Personalization7. Marina Costa Lobo: Party Dealignment and Leader EffectsCompetence or Character? What about leaders matters?8. Michael Lewis-Beck and Richard Nadeau: Between Leadership and Charisma, the importance of Leader9. Andrei Gheorghita: Determining the components of Leader Effects in a Post-Communist Context10. Tatjana Rudi: Emotions towards Leaders and Voting BehaviourMarina Costa Lobo and John Curtice: Conclusion