- Informed floating voters?
- The impact of media on electoral volatility
- Award date
- 14 March 2017
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)
In the last decades the number of floating voters has risen in many democracies and particularly in the Netherlands. Although media is likely to influence electoral volatility, it has often been neglected as a possible explanation for vote switching. Therefore, this dissertation examines how information provided by the media during election campaigns affects electoral volatility. The studies in this dissertation provide insights into which types and which aspects of campaign news coverage affect which type of electoral volatility, through which underlying mechanisms. In this way it aims to unravel whether citizens are making well-informed vote choices.
- Please note that the section 'Acknowledgements (Dankwoord)' (pp. 181-184) is not included in the thesis download.
Thesis (complete) (Embargo until 14 March 2019)
2. Effects of media coverage on electoral volatility: Conversion or crystallization? (Embargo until 14 March 2019)
3. Priming issues, party visibility, and party evaluations: The impact on vote switching (Embargo until 14 September 2018)
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