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Definition and measurement of tactical voting: the role of rational choice

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There has been substantial debate on the measurement of tactical voting in this Journal, much of which has actually been concerned with the definition of a tactical vote. For this reason it is necessary to go ‘back to basics’ to examine the notion of a tactical vote within rational choice theory and follow its implications for the measurement of tactical voting. This Note has four aims: to elucidate the formal theoretical concepts behind the notion of tactical voting; to provide a practical d...

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10.1017/S0007123403220391

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Sociology
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Political Science Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
1
Pages:
152-166
Publication date:
2004-01-01
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1469-2112
ISSN:
0007-1234
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English
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2010-03-05

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