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dc.contributor.authorWerner, A
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-19T13:01:22Z
dc.date.available2019-06-19T13:01:22Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0192-5121
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0192512118787430
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380457
dc.description.abstractThe functioning of representative democracy is crucially dependent on the representative behaviour of political parties. Large parts of the party representation literature assume that voters expect parties to fulfil the promises of their election programs. What voters actually want from parties, however, remains largely unclear. Within the Australian context, this article investigates the preferences of voters regarding three ideal party representative styles: ‘promise keeping’; ‘focus on public opinion’; and ‘seeking the common good’. Using a novel survey tool, this study finds that voters value promise keeping highly when it is evaluated individually. However, they rate seeking the common good as most important when the three styles are directly compared. A multinomial logistic regression analysis shows that, in particular, voters who have been involved in party grassroots activities prefer promise keeping. These findings have wider implications for our understanding of how representative democracy can and should work.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto16
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Political Science Review
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAustralian Government and Politics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160601
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.titleVoters' preferences for party representation: Promise- keeping, responsiveness to public opinion or enacting the common good
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relations
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyrightAnnika Werner, Voters’ preferences for party representation: Promise-keeping, responsiveness to public opinion or enacting the common good, International Political Science Review, 1–16, 2018. Copyright 2018 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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gro.griffith.authorWerner, Annika


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