The study of public opinion and voting behaviour is one of the most academically advanced areas in political science and the wider social sciences. It is an evolving sub-field, both in terms of theoretical focus and in particular, technical developments and has made a considerable impact on public understanding of core components of liberal democracies: competitive elections and the aggregation of interests.
The Routledge Handbook of Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour details the key developments and state of the art research across the public opinion and voting behaviour. It provides both an advanced level overview of each core area and engages in debate about the relative merits of differing approaches in a comprehensive and accessible way.
As such, it will be a key reference point both for advanced level students developing knowledge about these subfields, as well as researchers producing new material in these sub-fields and beyond. It brings geographical scope and depth, with comparative chapters that draw on material from across the globe. The book is structured into ten sections: six on voting, three on public opinion and one on methodological developments.
The Routledge Handbook of Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour is an authoritative and key reference text for students, academics and researchers engaged in the study of public opinion and voting behaviour.