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Contributions to Political Science

The Impact of Cleavages on Swiss Voting Behaviour

A Modern Research Approach

Authors: Goldberg, Andreas C.

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  • Studies the impact of cleavages on Swiss voting behavior
  • Analyzes how cleavages divide voters into voting blocs
  • Examines the development of salient cleavages such as religion, social class, the rural-urban division, and language
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This book studies the impact of cleavages on electoral choices. Based on a case study of Switzerland, it analyses how cleavages divide voters into voting blocs and how this influences Swiss voting behaviour and the Swiss party system. The first part examines the development of salient cleavages such as religion, social class, rural-urban, and language between 1971 and 2011. Behavioural changes among voters and changes in the size of social groups are explored as explanatory factors for the decline of cleavage voting. The second part proposes a contextual perspective analysis of the current impact of cleavages using both individual and contextual factors. These factors are also combined to examine interaction effects between the individual and the context. Finally, the third part analyses whether the impact of cleavages has harmonised across different contexts (Swiss cantons) over time.

About the authors

Andreas Goldberg is a post-doctoral researcher at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam. Prior to that, he has worked as researcher at the University of Geneva, where he has received his PhD in political science in 2015. During his PhD he has also worked for the Swiss Electoral Studies Project at FORS, the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences in Lausanne. His research interests include voting behaviour, participation and survey methods.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83416-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Impact of Cleavages on Swiss Voting Behaviour
Book Subtitle
A Modern Research Approach
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Political Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46000-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46000-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45999-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83416-0
Series ISSN
2198-7289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 244
Number of Illustrations
75 b/w illustrations
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