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Electoral Studies

Published/Hosted by Elsevier. ISSN: 0261-3794.

Electoral Studies is an international journal covering all aspects of voting, the central act in the democratic process. Political scientists, economists, sociologists, game theorists, geographers, contemporary historians and lawyers have common, and overlapping, interests in what causes voters to act as they do, and the consequences. Electoral Studies provides a forum for these diverse approaches. It publishes fully refereed papers, both theoretical and empirical, on such topics as relationships between votes and seats, and between election outcomes and politicians' reactions; historical, sociological, or geographical correlates of voting behaviour; rational choice analysis of political acts, and critiques of such analyses; the formal and behavioural properties of electoral systems; and work in game theory, political economy, or social choice relevant to elections. The recent emergence of new democracies in many parts of the world provides a wealth of new information, and scope for testing hypotheses. Electoral Studies also provides comprehensive descriptive coverage of national elections and referendums in the democratic world in its 'Notes on Recent Elections' and 'National Elections: the cycle of elections' features. Months of publication: March, June, September and December. Index bound in last issue of calendar year. The editors of Electoral Studies maintain a home page for the journal at the University of North Texas, with information about developments on the journal, details of forthcoming articles and links to other key information resources for political scientists.

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