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Getting Out the Vote: Party Mobilization in a Comparative Perspective

Karp, Jeffrey; Banducci, Susan; Bowler, Shaun


A long tradition within political science examines the impact of party canvassing on voter participation. Very little of this work, however, is comparative in scope. This essay examines how system-level characteristics shape the nature and impact of party canvassing and how voters respond to those efforts. Parties are found to target the same types of potential voters everywhere those who are likely to participate. However, one important difference is that overall levels of party contact are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1017/S0007123408000057


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