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Political knowledge and enlightened preferences: Party choice through the electoral cycle

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This article adapts and tests the theory of enlightened preferences on two British electoral cycles: 1992-97 and 1997-2001. Using individual-level panel data, it extends previous work by explicitly incorporating the role of political knowledge. Its findings are generally very supportive of the theory. It is shown that knowledge of party platforms varies through both electoral cycles in a manner predicted by the theory; that is, it is highest immediately following election campaigns; these cha...

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10.1017/S0007123405000153

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Sociology
Role:
Author
Journal:
BRITISH JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Volume:
35
Issue:
2
Pages:
285-302
Publication date:
2005-04-05
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EISSN:
1469-2112
ISSN:
0007-1234
URN:
uuid:e7c932b5-90c7-47bf-984a-c7a0c889bb32
Source identifiers:
54985
Local pid:
pubs:54985
Language:
English

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