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September 3, 2007

Dear Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) colleagues,

We want to inform you about some of the papers using CSES data that will be presented this week at the 4th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) in Pisa, Italy.

Section 17, “Voting Behaviour and Electoral Institutions in a Comparative Perspective” is organized and chaired by Oddbjorn Knutsen of the University of Oslo, and Gabor Toka of the University of Oxford, and contains at least eight papers that make use of CSES.

    • Panel 150, “Multivariate and multi-level models of determinants of party choice,” is on Thursday, September 6 at 11:30. The panel chair and discussant is Bernhard Wessels of the Wissenschaftzentrum für Sozialforschung (WZB). The panel includes two papers that make use of CSES.

 

      • Paper 469. “The politicised participant? Explaining the impact of left-right position on political participation,” by Tom Van Der Meer of Nijmegen, and Peer Scheepers of Radboud University.
      • Paper 472. “The effect of social spending on vote choice in OECD countries,” by Lluis Orriols or the University of Oxford.
    • Panel 154, “Party identification,” is on Friday, September 7 at 14:00. The panel is to be chaired by Jacques Thomassen of the University of Twente, with Paolo Bellucci as discussant. The panel includes two papers that make use of CSES.

 

      • Paper 485. “Partisanship and system support in comparative perspective,” by Aida Paskeviciute of the University of Essex.
      • Paper 487. “Party identification revisited: A comparative study of partisanship and the vote in Europe,” by Jacques Thomassen of the University of Twente.
    • Panel 155, “The impact of electoral systems on voting behaviour,” is on Friday, September 7 at 16:00. The panel is to be chaired by Susan Banducci of the University of Exeter, with Michael Marsh as discussant. The panel includes two papers that make use of CSES.

 

      • Paper 488. “Accountability and representation: Voter approaches to elections,” by Stephen D. Fisher of the University of Oxford, Laurence Lessard-Phillips of the University of Oxford, Sara Binzer Hobolt of the University of Oxford, and John Curtice of the University of Strathclyde.
      • Paper 489. “Does globalisation affect public perceptions of ‘who in power can make a difference’? Evidence from 37 countries, 1996-2005,” by Jack Vowles of the University of Auckland.
    • Panel 156, “The impact of voting behaviour on policy and institutional change,” is on Saturday, September 8 at 09:00. The panel is to be chaired by Jeffrey Karp of the University of Exeter, with James Stimson and Sarah Binzer Hobolt as discussants. The panel includes one paper that makes use of CSES.

 

      • Paper 492. “Policy outcomes, voting, and citizen knowledge,” by Gábor Toka of Central European University.
    • Panel 159, “The impact of European integration on the vote in national elections,” is on Saturday, September 8 at 16:00. The panel is to be chaired by Romain Lachat of the University of Montreal, with Simon Bornschier as discussant. The panel includes one paper that makes use of CSES.

 

    • Paper 501. “The dual nature of EU issue voting: The impact of European integration in national and European parliamentary elections,” by Martin Rosema of the University of Twente, and Catherine De Vries of Vrije University.

These presentations, or their associated papers, also make use of CSES:

  • Paper 99, “The conditional effect of political leadership on party support. Ideological positioning and institutional context,” by Georgios Xezonakis of the University of Essex, is part of Panel 203, “Attitudes towards leaders and parties” on Friday, September 7 at 14:00.
  • Paper 523, “Diploma democracy: The disappearance of the less educated from political life,” by Mark Bovens of the University of Utrecht, and Anchrit Wille of Leiden University, is part of Panel 267, “Social backgrounds and careers of political elites” on Friday, September 7 at 14:00.

If your ECPR presentation or paper makes use of CSES and is not listed here, please let us know and we will make sure it appears in the announcement on the CSES website, and in the CSES Bibliography.

Best wishes,
-Dave
David Howell
Director of Studies
Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES)

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