David Wineroither and Rudolf Metz's article entitled “A Tale of Odds and Ratios: Political Preference Formation in Postindustrial Democracies" has been published in Politische Vierteljahresschrift.
This report surveys four approaches that are pivotal to the study of preference formation: (a) the range, validity, and theoretical foundations of explanations of political preferences at the individual and mass levels, (b) the exploration of key objects of preference formation attached to the democratic political process (i.e., voting in competitive elections), (c) the top-down vs. bottom-up character of preference formation as addressed in leader–follower studies, and (d) gene–environment interaction and the explanatory weight of genetic predisposition against the cumulative weight of social experiences.
Wineroither, D. M. – Metz, R. (2021) A Tale of Odds and Ratios: Political Preference Formation in Postindustrial Democracies. Politische Vierteljahresschrift. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11615-021-00323-0.