Election Promises, Party Behaviour and Voter Perceptions

  • Elin Naurin

Part of the Public Sector Organizations book series (PSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elin Naurin
      Pages 3-12
  3. Empirical Investigations of Parties’ Fulfilment of Election Promises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
  4. Citizens’ Views on Election Promises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Elin Naurin
      Pages 84-98
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Elin Naurin
      Pages 147-158
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 159-193

About this book


An exploration of whether politicians are perceived to keep their election promises. While scholars claim that parties act on most of their election promises, citizens hold the opposite view. This 'Pledge Puzzle' guides Naurin in her analysis of the often referred to but not empirically investigated, 'conventional wisdom' about election promises.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Elin Naurin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of GothenburgSweden

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