Expressiveness and voting: Alternative evidence
Using aggregate time series analysis, this empirical study extends the Copeland and Laband  analysis of expressive voting. After allowing for economic considerations in the form of tax rates and inflation, it is found that even the aggregate voter participation rate may reflect emotional voting behavior. The Vietnam War, Watergate, public dissatisfaction with government, and the opportunity to participate in Presidential elections, each of which can be viewed at some level as an issue evoking emotional responses rather than mere cost-benefit computations, all prove to significantly affect voter participation rates. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2004
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Volume (Year): 32 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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