Elections

Jeff Manza

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Abstract

    Political sociological research on elections has been primarily concerned with investigating the underlying social bases of party support. Three issues are of central concern. First, there are important questions about voters, both individual voters and members of key electoral groups (in particular, classes, genders, religious traditions, and a wide range of other social groups over whom parties compete for votes). Second, political sociologists have been interested in questions about the consequence of elections: how much and to what extent do elections, as opposed to other political factors, influence police and political outcomes? Finally, the institutional context in which elections are contested varies.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology
    PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
    Pages168-179
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9781444330939
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 20 2012

    Keywords

    • Elections
    • Elections and policy outcome connection
    • Elections influencing policy outcomes
    • Elections, indicators of group-based political trends
    • Elections, of interest to political sociologists
    • Electoral institutions, importance
    • Group size and 'total' cleavage impact
    • Political sociological research on elections
    • Social forces and elections
    • Understanding social profiles of political parties

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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