The New Relevance of Social Context for Voting Behavior. Response to Franz Urban Pappi

Ackermann, Kathrin Maria; Traunmüller, Richard (2015). The New Relevance of Social Context for Voting Behavior. Response to Franz Urban Pappi. Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 56(2), pp. 284-298. Nomos 10.5771/0032-3470-2015-2-284

[img] Text
0032-3470-2015-2-284.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to registered users only
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (257kB) | Request a copy

We respond to the critique of our article (Ackermann and Traunmüller 2014) and argue that theories of the declining importance of social-structural characteristics for voting behavior are misguided. Instead we are interested in the more substantial question of how and under what conditions they become politically salient. This theoretical perspective opens up the view for regional and temporal variation in social influence processes that is at odds with traditional views of cleavage-voting. We support our argument by demonstrating that social contexts are more important for individual voting behavior today than decades ago. We conclude by discussing several implications for the study of social context effects on political behavior.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Ackermann, Kathrin Maria and Traunmüller, Richard

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

0032-3470

Publisher:

Nomos

Language:

German

Submitter:

Kathrin Maria Ackermann

Date Deposited:

02 May 2016 14:01

Last Modified:

04 May 2016 06:44

Publisher DOI:

10.5771/0032-3470-2015-2-284

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Sozialer Kontext, Cleavage-Voting, Religion und Politik, Mehrebenenmodelle, social context, cleavage-voting, religion and politics, multilevel models

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.79392

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/79392

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback