Lec 11 - ElectoralSystemsandthe PersonalVote 2/17/09...

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Electoral Systems and the Personal Vote 2/17/09
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Personal v. Party Votes To what extent do candidates cultivate a personal versus party vote? Personal reputation, personal network of support Party reputation, party label Why do we care? How do candidates cultivate?
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What affects personal vote? 1. Non-Institutional factors 2. Candidate-centered electoral systems Party v. candidate vote Intra-party competition Systems that -->Intra-party competition SNTV Open list PR Open primary system Block Voting STV Logic?
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What affects personal vote? 3. Party System Characteristics Ballot control Pooling of votes Campaign Finance Access to Pork System specific rules 4. Presidentialism
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ICPV stronger where: Party leaders do not control: Access to /order on ballot Campaign resources Government goodies (pork, appointments, committee assignments) Voters cast votes for candidates not parties Votes are not pooled within parties
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Lec 11 - ElectoralSystemsandthe PersonalVote 2/17/09...

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