Undergraduate: Level 6
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
11 May 2020
Requisites for this module
This module provides a range of theoretical angles and empirical evidence to understand electoral behaviour. The module focuses on individual motivations as well as political and economic influences on electoral participation and vote choice across countries, including the UK.
The module aims to examine three broad issues:
Why do people vote?
Why do they support one party or candidate rather than another?
How do people reason about voting and politics more generally?
By the end of the course, students should have a good working knowledge of:
1. different theoretical approaches to explain why people vote (and do not vote) and why they support one party or candidate over another
2. how political and economic contexts influence electoral participation and vote choice
3. the psychology of participation, the nature of public reasoning about political issues and interpersonal influences on public opinion
4. methodological approaches to modelling voting behaviour and the techniques used to measure and study public opinion, electoral participation, and vote choice
No additional information available.
This module will be delivered with a two-hour weekly seminar that will be live streamed to students off-campus. Attendance or watching the recorded lectures, reading the assigned materials, and participation in the class/online discussion are required and essential for satisfactory progress.
There will be a Moodle site assigned to this module, and all relevant materials – lecture notes, class exercises, (link to) readings – will be placed there.
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Roi Zur, email: email@example.com.
Dr Roi Zur firstname.lastname@example.org Module Administrator Salllyann West email@example.com
Dr Arzu Kibris
University of Warwick
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 20 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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