Voters and Voting in Context: Multiple Contexts and the Heterogeneous German Electorate by Harald SchoenVoters and Voting in Context: Multiple Contexts and the Heterogeneous German Electorate by Harald Schoen

Voters and Voting in Context: Multiple Contexts and the Heterogeneous German Electorate

EditorHarald Schoen, Sigrid Robteutscher, Rudiger Schmitt-beck

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Voters and Voting in Context investigates the role of context in affecting political opinion formation and voting behaviour. Building on a model of contextual effects on individual-level voter behaviour, the chapters of this volume explore contextual effects in Germany in the earlytwenty-first century. The volume draws upon manifold combinations of individual and contextual information gathered in the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) framework and employ advanced methods. In substantive terms, it investigates the impact of campaign communication on political learning, effects of mediacoverage on the perceived importance of political problems, and the role of electoral competition on candidate strategies and perceptions. It also examines the role of social and economic contexts as well as parties' policy stances in affecting electoral turnout. The volume explores the impact ofsocial cues on candidate voting, effects of electoral arenas on vote functions, the role of media coverage on ideological voting, and effects of campaign communication on the timing of electoral decision-making.Voters and Voting in Context demonstrates the key role of the processes of communication and politicization in bringing about contextual effects. Context thus plays a nuanced role in voting behaviour. The contingency of contextual effects suggests that they will become an important topic in researchon political behaviour and democratic politics.
Harald Schoen is Professor of Political Science, University of Mannheim. He is one of the principal investigators of the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) funded by the German Science Foundation. He has widely published on political behaviour, political psychology, public opinion, and political online communication. Sigrid Ro...
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Title:Voters and Voting in Context: Multiple Contexts and the Heterogeneous German ElectorateFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:December 2, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Harald Schoen, Sigrid Rossteutscher, Rudiger Schmitt-Beck, Bernhard Wessels, and Christof Wolf: Voters and Voting in Context: An Introduction2. Julia Partheymuller: Agenda-setting Dynamics During the Campaign Period3. Agatha Rudnik and Harald Schoen: ust Like Leaves in the Wind? Exploring the Interplay of Media Coverage and Personal Characteristics in Affecting Issue Salience4. Aiko Wagner and Elena Werner: TV Debates in Medial Contexts: How and When Do TV Debates Have an Effect on Learning Processes?5. Bernhard Wessels: Electoral Competition, Candidates' Campaign Styles, and the Personalization of the Vote6. Anne Schafer and Rudiger Schmitt-Beck: A Vicious Circle of Demobilization? Context Effects on Turnout at the 2009 and 2013 German Federal Elections7. Andre Forster and Malte Kaukal: Economic Performance and Turnout in Regional Perspective: A Multilevel Analysis of German Districts8. Alexander Wuttke: When the World Around you is Changing: Investigating the Influence of Alienation and Indifference on Voter Turnout9. Heiko Giebler: Not Second-Order, but Still Second-Rate? Patterns of Electoral Behavior in German State Elections10. Sigrid Rossteutscher, Ina Bieber, Lars-Christopher Stovsand, and Manuela Blumenberg: Candidate Perception and Individual Vote Choice: The Role of Social Cues11. Matthias Mader and Harald Schoen: Ideological Voting in Context: The Case of Germany During the Merkel Era12. Maria Preissinger: Always Late? Stability and Change in Individuals' Time of Vote Decisions13. Harald Schoen, Sigrid Rossteutscher, Rudiger Schmitt-Beck, Bernhard Wessels, and Christof Wolf: Conclusion