Campaign strategies at the Swiss National Elections 2015: Nationalization, Coordination, and Personalization

Bühlmann, Marc; Zumbach, David; Gerber, Marlène (2016). Campaign strategies at the Swiss National Elections 2015: Nationalization, Coordination, and Personalization. Swiss political science review / Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 22(1), pp. 15-28. Wiley 10.1111/spsr.12207

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This research note examines parties’ campaign strategies in the 2015 Swiss elections. We base our analyses on a collection of more than 5000 party advertisements, which were published in the forefront of the national elections in more than 50 daily and weekly national and cantonal print media. By comparing the amount of party and candidate ads, as well as the content and nature of the political advertisements, we explore the degree of professionalization of electoral campaigns in the most recent federal elections in terms of nationalization, coordination and personalization. First results show that although national campaign coordination exists, Swiss elections are to a considerable extent still cantonal and personal affairs.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Bühlmann, Marc; Zumbach, David and Gerber, Marlène

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

1424-7755

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marc Bühlmann

Date Deposited:

02 May 2016 15:01

Last Modified:

14 Oct 2017 12:41

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/spsr.12207

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.79412

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/79412

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