2014

The Elements of Political Persuasion: Content, Charisma and Cue

Reprint No. 2014:11

Author(s): Torun Dewan, Macartan Humphreys and Daniel RubensonYear: 2014 Title: Economic Journal Volume (No.): 124 (574) Pages: F257–F292
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Political campaigns employ complex strategies to persuade voters to support them. We analyse the contributions of elements of these strategies using data from a field experiment that randomly assigned canvassers to districts, as well as messaging and endorsement conditions. We find evidence for a strong overall campaign effect and show effects for both message-based and endorsement-based campaigns. However, we find little evidence that canvassers varied according to their persuasive ability or that endorser identity matters. Overall the results suggest a surprisingly muted role for idiosyncratic features of prospective persuaders.


Reference:
Dewan, Torun, Macartan Humphreys and Daniel Rubenson (2014), "The Elements of Political Persuasion: Content, Charisma and Cue". Economic Journal 124(574), F257–F292.

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Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times

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This is the first book in the Interdisciplinary European Studies collection. This volume provides an interdisciplinary perspective on trust in the EU from the vantage point of political science, law and economics. Lars Oxelheim, Lund University and affiliated to IFN, is one of the authors.

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