Party Politics; Voting Behaviour ; Political Representation; Elections ; Europe
Rosset Jan (2016), Economic Inequality and Political Representation in Switzerland
, Springer , Heidelberg.
Lloren Anouk, Rosset Jan, Wüest Reto (2015), Descriptive and Substantive Representation of Poor Citizens in Switzerland, in Swiss Political Science Review
, 21(2), 254-260.
Rosset Jan, Economically Based Inequalities in Political Representation: Where do they Come from?, in Machin Amanda (ed.), Springer VS , Wiesbaden.
Lloren Anouk, Rosset Jan, Gendered policy preferences? Candidates’ views on political issues in a comparative perspective, in Comparative European Politics
Rosset Jan, Giger Nathalie, Bernauer Julian, I the People? Self-Interest and Demand for Government Responsiveness, in Comparative Political Studies
Rosset Jan, Lutz Georg, Kissau Kathrin, Representation of Political Opinions: Is the Structuring Pattern of Policy Preferences the Same For Citizens and Elites?, in Bühlmann Marc (ed.), Routledge, London.
The research project focuses on cross-pressured voters, i.e. citizens whose policy preferences across various dimensions of political competition are not reflected by any party (or party family) in the party system. This group of voters has attracted very little scholarly attention, although its existence poses important challenges to spatial models of voting and, more generally, to theories of political representation. The aim of the project is to analyse the contextual and individual determinants of being a cross-pressured voter and to assess the electoral decisions of this group of voters and their consequences for the representation of specific policy stances in representative bodies across consolidated European democracies.