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A stratégiai szavazás arcai
The faces of strategic voting

Author(s): Ádám Máté Harkányi
Subject(s): Electoral systems, Political behavior
Published by: MTA Politikai Tudományi Intézete
Keywords: voting behavior; strategic voting; voter motivations; information asymmetry; electoral system; split-ticket voting

Summary/Abstract: Strategic voting is one of the concepts of political science which is widely used by the media, and has changed significantly over the past two decades. Research into strategic voting – with the increase in the number of proportional and mixed electoral systems through democratization processes and numerous electoral reforms – is less and less focused on the plurality-majority systems. Of course, growing researcher interest was associated with expanding the concept and exploring the wider range of institutional incentives and voter motivations behind it. We have come to know many new faces of strategic voting. The aim of this study is to present the conceptual changes, the relevance of some of the features of the electoral systems, and the various possible motives for strategic voting, in other words, the different faces of strategic voting. Due to the growing domestic interest in this topic, it is important to review the context of ticket splitting and strategic voting, as well as to present some of the most important findings of previous research.

  • Issue Year: XXVII/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 115-140
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Hungarian