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By Marina Costa Lobo, John Curtis

ISBN-10: 0199660123

ISBN-13: 9780199660124

Personality Politics? assesses the position that citizens' perceptions and reviews of leaders play in democratic elections. The publication offers facts from an array of nations with diversified ancient and institutional contexts, and employs cutting edge methodologies to figure out the significance of leaders in democracies worldwide.

Addressing such questions as 'Where do leaders results come from?', 'In which institutional contexts are chief results extra important?' and, 'To which types of electorate are leaders a extra trendy issue for vote casting behaviour?', the authors search to figure out even if the jobs leaders play complements or damages the electoral strategy, and what effect this has at the caliber of democracy in electoral democracies this day.

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Where Do Leader Evaluations Come From? 1 Introduction Both campaign organizers and the media appear to agree that voters’ perceptions of party leaders have an important impact on the vote: substantial effort is made to ensure that leaders look good, that they speak well, and that they are up in the polls. Media reports during election campaigns focus on the horse race and how leaders are perceived in the public eye. In contrast, the academic literature is much more divided. Some suggest that leaders play an important role in the vote calculus, while others argue that in comparison to other factors (such as partisanship and the economy), perceptions of leaders have only a minimal effect.

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