Are the voters responsible for the misconduct of their candidates?

Coalitions, candidates, communication

The volume provides empirical analyzes of the 2009 Bundestag elections. In particular, it sheds light on the unusual aspects of this election: the low turnout (and its background), the variety of coalition options, but also the growing importance of candidates. Following on from the previous volume of the working group “Information - Perception - Emotion”, there is also a focus on political communication and the perception and processing of political information.

With contributions from

Thorsten Faas, Kai Arzheimer, Sigrid Roßteutscher, Bernhard Weßels, Christina Eder, Alexander Glantz, Evelyn Bytzek, Marc Debus, Katharina Rohrbach, Ulrich Rosar, Ina E. Bieber, Marion Reiser, Markus Klein, Sascha Huber, Hanna Hoffmann, Markus Steinbrecher, Michael Bergmann, Thomas Plischke.

The target groups

Students and lecturers in political and communication science, sociology and psychology.

The publishers

Dr. Thorsten Faas is Professor of Political Science at the University of Mainz.

Dr. Kai Arzheimer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Mainz.

Dr. Sigrid Roßteutscher is Professor of Sociology at the Institute for Social and Political Analysis at the University of Frankfurt am Main.

Dr. Bernhard Weßels is a political scientist at the Berlin Science Center.

Keywords

Federal Chancellor Bundestag Bundestag election Voter turnout Election research
  • Thorsten Faas
  • Kai Arzheimer
  • Sigrid Roßteutscher
  • Bernhard Weßels
  1. 1.MainzGermany
  2. 2.MainzGermany
  3. 3.FrankfurtGermany
  4. 4. Science Center Berlin (WZB) for Social ResearchBerlinGermany

About the editors

Dr. Thorsten Faas is Professor of Political Science at the University of Mainz.


Dr. Kai Arzheimer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Mainz.


Dr. Sigrid Roßteutscher is Professor of Sociology at the Institute for Social and Political Analysis at the University of Frankfurt am Main.


Dr. Bernhard Weßels is a political scientist at the Berlin Science Center.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleCoalitions, Candidates, Communication
  • Book SubtitleAnalysen for the Bundestag election 2009
  • Editors Thorsten Faas
    Kai Arzheimer
    Sigrid Roßteutscher
    Bernhard Weßels
  • Series TitlePublication of the working group "Elections and Political Attitudes" of the German Association for Political Science (DVPW)
  • Series Abbreviated Title Elections DVPW
  • DOIhttps: //doi.org/10.1007/978-3-531-94010-6
  • Copyright InformationSpringer Fachmedien Wiesbaden2013
  • Publisher NameSpringer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Science (German Language)
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-531-18047-2
  • eBook ISBN978-3-531-94010-6
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of PagesVI, 322
  • Number of Illustrations28 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • Topics Political Science
    Comparative Politics
    Sociology, general
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