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- Book Title Personalization of Politics and Electoral Change
- Series Title Palgrave Studies in Political Psychology
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-66993-6
- Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
- eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-27022-1
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-66995-0
- eBook ISBN 978-1-349-66993-6
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages X, 137
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Personality and Social Psychology
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"This elegant and compelling comparative study greatly enhances our understanding of leader effects in parliamentary elections. Systematically analyzing the impact of leader evaluations on partisanship as well as the vote, it shows that leaders matter, and matter increasingly, for the way individuals vote and, often, the way elections turn out."
Anthony Mughan, Professor and Director of International Studies, Department of Political Science, Ohio State University, USA
"Has the personality of political leaders become more important? Dr. Garzia gives an affirmative reply. He shows that the tug of political parties and social structures has lessened, so allowing leaders more freedom in the electoral arena. As examples, he chooses three different parliamentary democracies - Britain, Germany, The Netherlands. The book seems a natural choice for students and scholars looking for an engaging work on the political psychology of leaders in a comparative elections context."
Michael S. Lewis-Beck, F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa, USA
'At last, leader personalization is proved to be a key component of partisanship in Western Europe and electoral behaviour research has to give political psychology the fundamental place it deserves!'
Jean Blondel, Emeritus Professor, Robert Schumann Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Italy