Table of contents for A unified theory of party competition : a cross-national analysis integrating spatial and behavioral factors / James F. Adams, Samuel Merrill III, Bernard Grofman.


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1. Modeling party competition; 2. How voters decide: the components of the unified theory of voting; 3. Linking voter choice to party strategies: illustrating the role of non-policy factors; 4. Factors influencing the link between party strategy and the variables; 5. Policy competition under the unified theory: empirical applications to the 1988 French Presidential Election; 6. Policy competition under the unified voting model: empirical applications to the 1989 Norwegian parliamentary election; 7. The threat of abstention: candidate strategies and policy representation in U.S. presidential elections; 8. Candidate strategies with voter abstention in U.S. presidential elections: 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, and 2000; 9. Policy competition in Britain: the 1997 general election; 10. The consequences of voter projection: assimilation and contrast effects; 11. Policy-seeking motivations of parties in two-party elections: theory; 12. Policy-seeking motivations of parties in two-party elections: empirical analysis; 13. Concluding remarks.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Political parties.
Democracy.
Elections.
Comparative government.
Voting research.