No Evidence on Directional vs . Proximity Voting

  title={No Evidence on Directional vs . Proximity Voting},
  author={J. Bryan Lewis},
The directional and proximity models o er dramatically di erent theories for how voters make decisions, and fundamentally divergent views of the supposed microfoundations on which vast literatures in theoretical rational choice and empirical political behavior have been built. We demonstrate here that the empirical tests in the large and growing literature on this subject amount to theoretical debates about which statistical assumption is right. The key statistical assumptions have not been… CONTINUE READING
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