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The Resource Information and elections, R. Michael Alvarez

Information and elections, R. Michael Alvarez

Label
Information and elections
Title
Information and elections
Statement of responsibility
R. Michael Alvarez
Title variation
Information & elections
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • How do voters make decisions about who to vote for in presidential elections, especially when they are poorly informed about candidates and the issues? R. Michael Alvarez, in this groundbreaking study, shows that a tremendous amount of information has been made available to voters in recent elections and that voters do learn about candidates during presidential campaigns. Alvarez begins with the assumption that voters do not have the incentive nor the inclination to be well informed about politics and presidential candidates. Also, candidates themselves have incentives to provide ambiguous information about themselves, their records, and their issue positions. And yet Alvarez shows that a tremendous amount of information is made available about presidential candidates. He uncovers clear and striking evidence that voters penalize ambiguous candidates; moreover, voters are unlikely to vote for candidates about whom they know very little
  • Alvarez explores how voters learn about candidates through the course of a campaign. He uses a rational choice framework to show how imperfect information affects the decisions voters make about presidential candidates
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alvarez, R. Michael
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Michigan studies in political analysis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Voting
  • Political campaigns
  • Communication in politics
  • Présidents
  • Vote
  • Campagnes électorales
  • Communication politique
  • Communication in politics
  • Political campaigns
  • Presidents
  • Voting
  • United States
Label
Information and elections, R. Michael Alvarez
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Elections, Information, and Campaigns -- Ch. 3. The Theory of Uncertainty and Elections -- Ch. 4. Measuring Uncertainty -- Ch. 5. Modeling Uncertainty and Voting -- Ch. 6. The Causes of Uncertainty -- Ch. 7. Information, Issues, and Candidate Evaluations -- Ch. 8. Information and Voting Decisions -- Ch. 9. Campaigns and Uncertainty -- Ch. 10. The Dynamics of Uncertainty -- Ch. 11. Information and Elections
Control code
ocn606166044
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Lccn
96049175
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606166044
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Information and elections, R. Michael Alvarez
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Elections, Information, and Campaigns -- Ch. 3. The Theory of Uncertainty and Elections -- Ch. 4. Measuring Uncertainty -- Ch. 5. Modeling Uncertainty and Voting -- Ch. 6. The Causes of Uncertainty -- Ch. 7. Information, Issues, and Candidate Evaluations -- Ch. 8. Information and Voting Decisions -- Ch. 9. Campaigns and Uncertainty -- Ch. 10. The Dynamics of Uncertainty -- Ch. 11. Information and Elections
Control code
ocn606166044
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Lccn
96049175
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606166044
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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