Readership: Scholars and students of comparative politics, political parties, political behaviour, and electoral studies.
Amanda Bittner, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Amanda Bittner studies public opinion and voting, and her main research interests include the effects of knowledge and information on voter decision-making, as well as the institutional and structural incentives affecting voting behaviour in both Canadian and Comparative contexts. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Memorial University, Canada.
"Platform or Personality? effectively sums up several important issues related to the electoral process ... [it is] a very solid work that can excite any political scientist." - Clara Volintiru, London School of Economics (LSE)
What Information do we have about How Voters Perceive Party Leaders?
The Two-Dimensional Structure of Traits
The Impact of Voters' Characteristics on the Evaluations of Party Leaders
The Impact of The Partisan Stereotype
The Impact of Party Leaders' Traits in Elections
Party Leaders in Different Contexts: The Role of Political Institutions
Appendix A: Methodological Notes
Appendix B: Data, Question Wording, and Coding Information
Appendix C: Missing Data and the Challenge of Exploratory Factor Analysis