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Tactical voting: A study of voters' tactical considerations in the 2010 Swedish general election


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Title: Tactical voting: A study of voters' tactical considerations in the 2010 Swedish general election
Authors: Fredén, Annika
Issue Date: 10-Jun-2011
Degree: Master theses
Keywords: tactical
strategic
voting
rational choice
elections
Downs
Abstract: Most studies on tactical voting in proportional representation system focus on voting to help a party pass the threshold to the parliament. This study extends and develops the definition of tactical voting. The theoretical starting point is the rational choice theory of Anthony Downs (1957), who discusses voters’ strategic considerations in elections. From Downs’s perspective the rational voter considers the governmental consequences of voting. Downs distinguishes general rational voting, orient... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/25634
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