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1. Who says that 'even when economic issues become salient in contemporary electoral campaigns, these are less often framed in class terms'?

  • Dalton
  • Evans
  • Tilley
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2. Which of the following is not a factor used by Dalton to explain the decline in sociological model of voting behaviour?

  • top down party policy choices to reflect the changing social bases of support
  • rise of the middle classes
  • cognitive mobilization (voters no longer rely on social cues)
  • ties between individuals and groups have weakened

3. Who says that Downs' median voter theorem works for a two party system but fails to account for 'issue entrepreneurship'?

  • Riker
  • Dalton
  • Sartori

4. Who says 'almost all of the countries we have studied show a decline in the ability of social cleavages to structure individual voting choice'?

  • Downs
  • Frankin et al.
  • Dalton
  • Tilley


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