The simple art of voting [electronic resource] : the cognitive shortcuts of Italian voters / Delia Baldassarri
- Baldassarri, Delia
- New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Language Note:
- Translated from the Italian.
- Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE CHOOSING AND VOTING -- 1.Voting: An Individual and Reasoned Choice -- What Electoral "Rationale"? -- Voting as a Nonrandom yet Nondetermined Choice -- Voting as an Individual Choice -- Voting as a Reasoned Choice -- 2.Human Decision Making and Heuristics of Judgment -- The Study of Human Decision Making -- The Rational Choice Approach to Decision Making -- Heuristics and Biases Program -- Fast and Frugal Heuristics and Ecological Rationality -- 3.Political Cognition, Sophistication, and Heuristics -- The Political Cognition Approach -- The Concept of Political Sophistication -- The Heterogeneity of Cognitive Processes -- Voting Heuristics -- The Art of Making It Simple: Heuristics in the Social Sciences -- pt. TWO THE COGNITIVE SHORTCUTS OF ITALIAN VOTERS -- 4.The Heuristics of Italian Voters -- Theoretical Framework and Research Hypotheses -- The "Ecology" of the Italian Political System -- Toward a Classification of Italian Voters -- Utilius: The Spatial Voter -- Amicus: The Sympathetic Voter -- Aliens: The Voter "Innocent of Ideology" -- The Typology of Political Heuristics -- 5.Who are Utilius, Amicus, Aliens, and Medians? -- Heuristics and Political Sophistication: a Cognitive Profile -- Heuristics and Social-Contextual Factors: A Sociodemographic Profile -- Voting Heuristics Rooted in Cognition and Political Culture -- 6.Systematic and Effective Voting Heuristics -- Ideological Coherence in Issue Preferences -- Ideological Coherence in Organizing Future Voting Preferences -- Univocal Evaluations of Governmental Capacity -- The Effectiveness of the Voting Typology -- 7.Heterogeneity of the Decision-Making Processes -- The Organization of the Elements of Choice -- Utilius vs Aliens: Ideology Versus the "TV Remote" Effect -- Amicus/Hostis: A Zero-Sum Game -- 8.Conclusions -- Results -- Outlines for Future Research -- FAQ "Who Do They Vote For in the End?".
- In this work, Delia Baldassarri provides a new understanding of how voting works by focusing on how choices are made rather than on what their outcomes are. Drawing on recent advances in cognitive psychology, political cognition, and behavioral economics, Baldassarri distinguishes voters based on the cognitive shortcuts, or heuristics, they use to reduce the complexity of political choice.
- 9780199979783 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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