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See detailConstituting the List Amid Time of Personalisation of Politics: The Balance of Congruent and Popular Candidates in Belgian Political Parties
Dandoy, Regis; Meulewaeter, Conrad; Lesschaeve, Christophe UL

in Vandeleene, Audrey; De Winter, Lieven; Baudewyns, Pierre (Eds.) Candidates, Parties and Voters in the Belgian Partitocracy (2019)

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See detailThinking alike: two pathways to leadership-candidate opinion congruence
Lesschaeve, Christophe UL; Van Erkel, Patrick; Meulewaeter, Conrad

in Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (2018), 28(4), 488-515

This paper seeks to explain why party candidates and their party leadership have congruent policy positions or not. Despite its importance as a way through which parties are able to behave as a unitary ... [more ▼]

This paper seeks to explain why party candidates and their party leadership have congruent policy positions or not. Despite its importance as a way through which parties are able to behave as a unitary actor, this congruence has never been studied as a dependent variable. We seek to fill this void in the literature. Our results suggest that leadership-candidate congruence comes about through two mechanisms: selection and learning. With selection, the party leadership aims to get those candidates elected whose policy preferences are congruent with the party line. Learning occurs through the process of socialization in which candidates assume the views of the party they work and candidate for as their own under. This happens under the pressure of cognitive dissonance. If a candidate learns about the position of the leadership and notices that they are incongruent, they may feel discomfort and change their opinion to be congruent with the party. [less ▲]

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See detailLa participation électorale réelle et potentielle
De Winter, Lieven; Ackaert, Johan; Meulewaeter, Conrad et al

in Baudewyns, Pierre (Ed.) Être électeur en Wallonie: Le comportement électoral des Wallons lors des élections législatives de 2007 et de 2010 (2015)

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