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The study of voting behaviour remains a vibrant sub-discipline of political science. The Handbook of Electoral Behaviour is an authoritative and wide ranging survey of this dynamic field, drawing together a team of the world's leading scholars to provide a state-of-the-art review that sets the agenda for future study. Taking an interdisciplinary approach and focusing on a range of countries, the handbook is composed of eight parts. The first five cover the principal theoretical paradigms, establishing the state of the art in their conceptualisation and application, and followed by chapters on their specific challenges and innovative applications in contemporary voting studies. The remaining three parts explore elements of the voting process to understand their different effects on vote outcomes. The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour is an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of politics, sociology, psychology and research methods.
Chapter 13: The Evolving Role of Partisanship
The Evolving Role of Partisanship
Party identification (party ID) presents itself as the explanation to many puzzles not only in the voting behavior and public opinion literature, but also in the fields of democratization and political economy. Focusing on individual level phenomena, party identification has provided an answer to questions such as why people participate in politics (Powell 1986: 30; Finkel and Opp 1991; Shachar 2003); why they vote the way they do (Bartels 2000; Campbell et al. 2011); why they get actively involved in electoral campaigns (Huddy et al. 2015); how individuals form and crystallize their political attitudes (Carlsson and Karlsson 1970); why some people are favorable towards redistribution whereas others are critical ...