Replication data for the article: How Party-Voter Linkages Increase Partisanship in Georgia

Published: 21-03-2018| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/hgdfn5ctmt.1
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Koba Turmanidze

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Political polls carried out by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers Georgia (CRRC-Georgia) on behalf of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) in 2012 and 2016. Using these nationally representative survey data, the article combines observational and quasi-experimental research designs and shows significant impact of party-voter linkages on partisanship. Moreover, party contacts benefit the incumbent as well as for the opposition. In practice, this means more people voting in elections, as well as more people voting for each of the two opposed camps. While this effect is not likely to be lasting, over time party-voter linkages could lead to both increased competitiveness of elections and a more institutionalized party system.

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