Information Provision and Individual Behavior

A Case Study of Voting at an English General Election

R. J. Johnston*

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A basic premise of much work in behavioral geography is that spatial variations in decision making reflect the geography of information availability. Within this context, more attention has been paid to the behavior than to the provision of information. In this paper, both the supply of relevant information and its impact are modeled and analyzed, using the 1983 general election in England as a case study. Variations in campaign spending on information are identified, related to the party's standing in a constituency, and these variations are shown to have been related to the electoral outcome. 1986 The Ohio State University

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-141
Number of pages13
JournalGeographical Analysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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