|Name||215F20 Comparative Electoral Politics: Institutions, Parties and Voters|
|Department||Institut for Statskundskab|
|Course type||Tomplads Ordinær Udveksling|
|Course catalogue id||98451|
Description of qualifications:
<p>The course discusses classic issues in electoral politics. In particular, it examines the predictors of vote choice and legislator behaviour in the context of electoral systems.</p> <p>The course contains three core elements:</p> <p><em>Institutions</em>: The first part of the course provides a comprehensive overview of political institutions focusing on the electoral incentives they provide, including typology, design and their effects on political behaviour.</p> <em>Voter behaviour</em>: This substantial element deals with voting behaviour and how it is affected by the incentives set by the electoral systems. It covers:<br /> <ul> <li>Issue Voting</li> <li>Voter participation</li> <li>Economic voting</li> <li>Strategic voting</li> <li>Minority and gender voting</li> </ul> <p><em>Parties and and elite-voter linkages</em>: This part mainly discusses how electoral incentives influence politician strategies, and it covers:</p> <ul> <li>Issue polarisation</li> <li>Party identification</li> <li>Legislative voting in parliament</li> </ul>
We have not yet searched for this course in Blackboard.