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Strategic and expressive voting

Taylor, Brad


Critics of the expressive account of voting have argued that it is inconsistent with strategic voting. Since there is strong evidence that people vote strategically, this has been taken to show that many voters are at least partially instrumentally motivated. This paper argues that strategic voting in the relevant sense is consistent with entirely expressive political motivation. Building on an earlier suggestion by Geoffrey Brennan, I model voters as expressively valuing ideological position...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Constitutional Political Economy
DOI: 10.1007/s10602-014-9180-0


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