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1997

Faculty Publications: Political Science

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A Not-So-Distant Mirror: The 17th Amendment And Congressional Change, John R. Hibbing, Sara Brandes Crook Dec 1997

A Not-So-Distant Mirror: The 17th Amendment And Congressional Change, John R. Hibbing, Sara Brandes Crook

Faculty Publications: Political Science

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Charges Of Corruption On Voting Behavior In Congressional Elections, 1982-1990, John R. Hibbing, Susan Welch Feb 1997

The Effects Of Charges Of Corruption On Voting Behavior In Congressional Elections, 1982-1990, John R. Hibbing, Susan Welch

Faculty Publications: Political Science

No abstract provided.


Prior Beliefs And Voter Turnout In The 1986 And 1988 Congressional Elections, Stephen P. Nicholson, Ross A. Miller Jan 1997

Prior Beliefs And Voter Turnout In The 1986 And 1988 Congressional Elections, Stephen P. Nicholson, Ross A. Miller

Faculty Publications: Political Science

The costs of political information differ between and among elections. In those elections where information costs are high, voters should rely on information from previous elections. Although research on voter choice has long recognized that voters use past information in their assessments of candidates, studies of voter turnout are solely concerned with information available in the current election. Specifically, the closeness of elections is a central concern in rational actor models of voter turnout. As such, these studies neglect the effects of prior electoral competitiveness on citizens’ decisions to vote. In this study we propose that actors rely on prior ...