The Limits of Issue Ownership Dynamics : The Constraining Effect of Party Preference

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_C277270F1724
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The Limits of Issue Ownership Dynamics : The Constraining Effect of Party Preference
Périodique
Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
Auteur(s)
Walgrave S., Lefevere J., Tresch A.
ISSN
1745-7289
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
24
Numéro
1
Pages
1-19
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Issue ownership theory argues that when a voter considers a party to be the most competent amongst others to deal with an issue (that is, the party "owns" the issue), chances are the voter will vote for that party. Recent work has shown that perceptions of issue ownership are dynamic: they are affected by the media coverage of party messages. However, based on the broad literature on partisan bias, we predict that parties' efforts to change issue ownership perceptions will have a difficult time breaching the perceptual screen created by a voter's party preference. Using two separate experiments with a similar design we show that the effect of partisan issue messages on issue competence is moderated by party preference. The effect of issue messages is reinforced when people already like a party, and blocked when people dislike a party.
Mots-clé
political parties, issue ownership, party preference, Belgium, campaign effects
Open Access
Oui
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11/09/2014 10:25
Dernière modification de la notice
09/05/2019 0:50
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