The rapid development of democracy and political freedoms has created new and sophisticated psychology-based methods of influencing the way voters choose, as well as political systems based on free market principles. A Cross-Cultural Theory of Voter Behavior uses advanced empirical testing to determine whether the behavior of voters in established and emerging democracies around the world is predictable. The results of the testing suggest the theory is a ground-breaking cross-cultural model with theoretical and strategic global implications. This unique book examines the many facets of political marketing and its direct relationship with the voter. A comprehensive theory meticulously tested in the dynamic political waters of the U.S. and Europe, this text bridges the latest theoretical developments in the emerging and advanced democracies.
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Acknowledgments. About the Authors. Introduction. Chapter 1. Politics in An Age of Manufactured Images. Chapter 2. Political Cognition. Chapter 3. Political Marketing. Chapter 4. Traditional Models of Voter Behavior. Chapter 5. A Model of Voter’s Choice Behavior: A Newman and Sheth Approach. Chapter 6. Predictive Models of Voter Behavior: A Reinterpretation of Newman’s Approach. Chapter 7. Constructive Mind: Political Marketing, Freedom, and Democracy. References. Index.