Voting Experiments

  • André Blais
  • Jean-François Laslier
  • Karine Van der Straeten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. André Blais, Jean-François Laslier, Karine Van der Straeten
    Pages 1-16
  3. Processing Information About Candidates/Voting Correctly

  4. Impact of Polls on the Decision to Vote or to Abstain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. André Blais, Rafael Hortala-Vallve
      Pages 117-125
    3. Aina Gallego, Carol Galais, Marc Guinjoan, Jean-Michel Lavoie, André Blais
      Pages 127-146
  5. Impact of Polls on Candidate Choice: Bandwagon Effect and Strategic Voting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Shane P. Singh, Jason Roy, Patrick Fournier
      Pages 171-189
    3. Karine Van der Straeten, Jean-François Laslier, André Blais
      Pages 215-236
    4. Cengiz Erisen, André Blais
      Pages 237-254
  6. Methodological Debate and Innovations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Herrade Igersheim, Antoinette Baujard, Frédéric Gavrel, Jean-François Laslier, Isabelle Lebon
      Pages 257-269
    3. Damien Bol, Simon Labbé St-Vincent, Jean-Michel Lavoie
      Pages 271-286
    4. Simon Labbé St-Vincent, André Blais, Martial Foucault, Jean-François Laslier, Nicolas Sauger, Karine Van der Straeten
      Pages 287-302
    5. Damien Bol, André Blais, Jean-François Laslier, Antonin Macé
      Pages 303-321

About this book


This book presents a collection of papers illustrating the variety of "experimental" methodologies used to study voting. Experimental methods include laboratory experiments in the tradition of political psychology, laboratory experiments with monetary incentives, in the economic tradition, survey experiments (varying survey, question wording, framing or content), as well as various kinds of field experimentation. Topics include the behavior of voters (in particular turnout, vote choice, and strategic voting), the behavior of parties and candidates, and the comparison of electoral rules.


Elections Experimental economics Field experiments Laboratory experiments Survey experiments Voting

Editors and affiliations

  • André Blais
    • 1
  • Jean-François Laslier
    • 2
  • Karine Van der Straeten
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversité de MontréalMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Paris School of EconomicsParisFrance
  3. 3.Toulouse School of EconomicsToulouseFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40571-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40573-5
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