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Psychological Dimensions in Voter Choice

Brennan, H. Geoffrey


In this paper, I have advanced what I regard as the "truly rational" account of voting behaviour. This account depends essentially on the application of relative price logic in the comparative institutional context. For that logic to get purchase, certain (I think, minimal) psychological assumptions are required. These assumptions are: that people have views about matters over which they exercise negligible control; and that they have a desire to express those views. Of course, they also have a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Choice
DOI: 10.1007/s11127-008-9356-0


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