Can Political Parties Change People’s Perceptions and Ideology?
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IZA Seminar

Place: Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 9, 53113 Bonn

Date: 25.10.2016, 12:15 - 13:30


Presentation by 

Steven Stillman (Free University of Bozen/Bolzano)


This paper uses data from six waves of the New Zealand Election Survey along with longitudinal data from the Comparative Manifesto Project to examine how the ideology of political party manifestos affects both how individuals perceive the ideology of these parties and how they perceive their own ideology. To identify causal relationships, we examine how individuals react to changes in parties manifestos using both cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis and focus on subsets of voters and parties where new information is most likely to impact people’s perceptions.

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