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Chun-chieh Wang
''Expressive voting, vanishing moderate voters, and divergent ideologies''
( 2012, Vol. 32 No.4 )
By introducing expressive voting in the Downs-Hotelling model and allowing voters to abstain from elections, this paper illustrates that low ideological motivation to vote will induce divergent ideologies among candidates because candidates need extreme ideologies to attract extreme voters. Moderate voters will choose to abstain from elections.
Keywords: expressive voting, the Downs-Hotelling model, divergent ideologies, moderate voters
JEL: D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General
Manuscript Received : Aug 01 2012 Manuscript Accepted : Oct 05 2012

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