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Voters do not always choose their preferred candidate on election day. Often they cast their ballots to prevent a particular outcome, as when their own preferred candidate has no hope of winning and they want to prevent another, undesirable candidate’s victory; or, they vote to promote a single-party majority in parliamentary systems, when their own candidate is from a party that has no hope of winning. In their thought-provoking book The Many Faces of Strategic Voting, Laura B. Stephenson, John H. Aldrich, and André Blais first provide a conceptual framework for understanding why people vote strategically, and what the differences are between sincere and strategic voting behaviors. Expert contributors then explore the many facets of strategic voting through case studies in Great Britain, Spain, Canada, Japan, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and the European Union.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. One: Strategic Voting and Political Institutions
  2. John H. Aldrich, Andre Blais, and Laura B. Stephenson
  3. pp. 1-27
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  1. Two: The Effect of National and Constituency Expectations on Tactical Voting in the British General Election of 2010
  2. Paul R. Abramson, John H. Aldrich, Abraham Diskin, Aaron M. Houck, Renan Levine, Thomas J. Scotto, and David B. Sparks
  3. pp. 28-60
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  1. Three: Strategic Voting in Changing Times: The 2016 Election in Spain
  2. Ignacio Lago
  3. pp. 61-74
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  1. Four: Support for Minority Government and Strategic Voting
  2. Jean-Francois Daoust
  3. pp. 75-88
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  1. Five: Information on Party Strength and Strategic Voting: Evidence of Non-Effects from a Randomized Experiment
  2. Andre Blais, Peter Loewen, Daniel Rubenson, Laura B. Stephenson, and Elisabeth Gidengil
  3. pp. 89-103
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  1. Six: Expected Electoral Performance, Candidate Quality, and Voter Strategic Coordination: The Case of Japan
  2. Carolina Plescia
  3. pp. 104-126
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  1. Seven: Strategic Coalition Voting in Belgium: The 2014 Federal and Regional Elections
  2. Tom Verthe and Stefanie Beyens
  3. pp. 127-149
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  1. Eight: Voting Strategically in Two-Vote Elections
  2. Philipp Harfst, Andre Blais, and Damien Bol
  3. pp. 150-177
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  1. Nine: Strategic Voting in Multiwinner Elections with Approval Balloting: An Application to the 2011 Regional Government Election in Zurich
  2. Karine Van der Straeten, Romain Lachat, and Jean-Francois Laslier
  3. pp. 178-202
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  1. Ten: Sincere Voting, Strategic Voting: A Laboratory Experiment Using Alternative Proportional Systems
  2. Isabelle Lebon, Antoinette Baujard, Frederic Gavrel, Herrade Igersheim, and Jean-Francois Laslier
  3. pp. 203-232
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 233-238
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 239-244
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