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Journal Article

The individual-level dynamics of bounded partisanship

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Publication date

2011

Summary

Over the past half century, scholars have utilized a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to study the attachment or identification voters have with political parties. However, models of partisan (in)stability ignore its bounded character. Making use of Mixed Latent Markov Models, we measure the change and stability of individual-level West German partisan identification captured over a 24-year period via the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSEOP). Results suggest that distinctive subpopulations exist that follow different patterns of partisan stability. One party’s loss is not necessarily another party’s gain.

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Public Opinion Quarterly

Volume and page numbers

75 , 458 -482

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/poq/nfr018

ISSN

16

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1589529~S5

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*; Paper won the Second Place SOEP Prize for the Best Scientific Publication offered by the Friends of DIW in the fall of 2013

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