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1. Who finds a general erosion in class voting across 20 advanced industrial economies and what fraction decrease?

  • Nieuwbeerta & De Graaf - almost 1/2 in Britain, Sweden and Australia and almost 2/3 in Gernamy
  • Dalton - almost 1/2 in Britain, Sweden and Australia and almost 2/3 in Gernamy
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2. Who distinguishes between insiders and outsiders in the labour force and presents this distinction as a challenge to social democratic parties?

  • Franklin
  • Downs
  • Rueda
  • Sartori

3. 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

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

  • Riker
  • Dalton
  • Sartori

5. 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
  • ties between individuals and groups have weakened
  • rise of the middle classes
  • cognitive mobilization (voters no longer rely on social cues)

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