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Strategic coalition voting: Evidence from New Zealand

Bowler, Shaun; Karp, Jeffrey; Donovan, Todd


Whereas the classic literature on strategic voting has focused on the dilemma faced by voters who prefer a candidate for whom they expect has little chance of winning a seat, we consider the dilemma faced by voters in PR systems who do not expect their preferred party to be in government. We develop hypotheses relating to strategic voting over multi-party governments that we test using the New Zealand Election Study (NZES) campaign study of 2002. We find evidence that expectations play a role...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Electoral Studies
DOI: 10.1016/j.electstud.2010.03.001


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