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Chapter 2 Key Terms

Voting behaviour ­ relates to the way that people vote and why they vote the way that
they do
Psephologists ­ are specialists in the study of elections and voting behaviour
Partisan alignment ­ the long term allegiance to a political party
Partisan dealignment ­ the…

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Embourgeoisement ­ the tendency of better-off working people with aspirations to
become more like the middle classes in their outlook and voting behaviour
Volatility ­ relates to the significant changes in voting habits which have resulted in voting
becoming less consistent and more unpredictable. It involves a shift of voter…


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