Elections andVoting Behaviour


Elections and Voting Behaviour

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Instructions for Assignments
Essay
Instructions
The essay is a written report of 1500 words, for which you must critically
analyse 3 scientic articles on the same topic
The document containing your answers must be easy to read; a failure to
produce an easy-to-read document results in losing up to 20% of the total
mark.
You must submit the essay on Keats by February 23 at 17.00.
According to KCL regulations, assignments submitted within 24 hours
after the deadline are marked but the mark awarded is no greater than the
pass mark; assignments submitted after the 24-hour deadline will receive
a mark of 0.
You can nd regulations regarding word limit in the DPE undergraduate
handbook available on Keats.
All the questions and queries regarding the assignment must be asked via
the `Forum’ on Keats
There is no sample essay, but each seminar can be seen as a preparation
of the essay; the essay is nothing more than the task of 3 seminars put
together
Requirements and tips
This year, the topic is the eect of the physical appearance of candidates
on electoral results. The three articles are:
(1) Sigelman L, Sigelman CK, and Fowler C (1987). A Bird of a Dif-
ferent Feather? An Experimental Investigation of Physical Attractiveness
and the Electability of Female Candidates. Social Psychology Quarterly
50(1): 32-43.
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(2) Berggren N, Jordahl H, and Poutvaara P (2010). The Looks of a Win-
ner: Beauty, Gender and Electoral Success. Journal of Public Economics
94(1-2): 8-15.
(3) Ahler D, Citrin J, Dougal M, and Lenz G (2017). Face Value: Ex-
perimental Tests of Candidate Appearance of Electoral Choice. Political
Behavior 39(1): 77-102.
The essay must include, a discussion of, for each article:
Part A: Descriptive part
(1) Research question(s), (2) Hypothesis(-eses), (4) Research design(s)/method(s),
(5) Result(s) and conclusion(s)
Part B: Critique part
(6) Strengths and weaknesses
The most important part of the essay is the Critique part; half of the essay
should be the Critique part
You should compare the articles to each other, and discuss which of them
is the most convincing; hence, the Critique part should discuss all 3 articles
together (not one after each other)
You should NOT use bullet points
You can mobilise other theories from the literature, but this is not com-
pulsory
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Blog post
Instructions
The blog post is a written report of 1000 words, for which you must
analyse the results of a recent election in view of the literature covered in
the module
The document containing your answers must be easy to read; a failure to
produce an easy-to-read document results in losing up to 20% of the total
mark.
You must submit the essay on Keats by April 13 at 17.00.
According to KCL regulations, assignments submitted within 24 hours
after the deadline are marked but the mark awarded is no greater than the
pass mark; assignments submitted after the 24-hour deadline will receive
a mark of 0.
You can nd regulations regarding word limit in the DPE undergraduate
handbook available on Keats.
All the questions and queries regarding the assignment must be asked via
the `Forum’ on Keats
There is sample blog post from last year on Keats; be careful that the
instructions were slightly dierent last year, as students had to mobilise
two theories from the modules (instead of one)
Requirements and tips
The blog post is a written report of 1000 words, for which you must
analyse the results of a recent election in view of the literature covered in
the module
This year, the election is the 2017 legislative election in Austria
The blog post must include a discussion of:
Part A: Descriptive part
(1) Main results of the election compared to those of the previous election
Part B: Analytical part
(2) One argument to make sense out of these results, which mobilises one
theory of the literature covered in the module
You must include at least one original graph/gure (no copy-paste or
screenshots from other people’s work) to present electoral results or and/or
other data
The most important part of the essay is the Analytical part; half of the
essay should be the Analytical part
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You should NOT mobilise more than one theory from the literature cov-
ered in the module; yet, you can cite more than one literature piece if they
are from the same theoretical family
You should convey your argument in a way that is understandable from a
non-trained audience; the clearer the argument, the higher the mark
You should NOT use bullet points
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