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1. Thornburg, Matthew P. The Causes and Consequences of Registering with a Political Party .

Degree: 2013, George Mason University

In 31 states, individuals have the option of affiliating with a party when they register to vote. I explore the decision to register with a political party and its effects on an individual's attitudes and behaviors. I find that the decision to register with a party is influenced by a combination of expressive and instrumental motives and is dependent on the electoral laws in place in a state and local political conditions. Once voters initially register with a party, the costs to changing that registration act as a barrier, keeping individuals registered with the same party over time. Party registration is also shown to affect the party an individual chooses to identify with. Taken together, these facts potentially lead to individuals being anchored to a political party identification when they might otherwise choose to identify with a different party. Advisors/Committee Members: McDonald, Michael P (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Political Science; Psychology; electoral institutions; electoral realignments; party affiliation; party identification; party registration; political behavior

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APA (6th Edition):

Thornburg, M. P. (2013). The Causes and Consequences of Registering with a Political Party . (Thesis). George Mason University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1920/8230

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Thornburg, Matthew P. “The Causes and Consequences of Registering with a Political Party .” 2013. Thesis, George Mason University. Accessed October 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1920/8230.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Thornburg, Matthew P. “The Causes and Consequences of Registering with a Political Party .” 2013. Web. 23 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Thornburg MP. The Causes and Consequences of Registering with a Political Party . [Internet] [Thesis]. George Mason University; 2013. [cited 2019 Oct 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1920/8230.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Thornburg MP. The Causes and Consequences of Registering with a Political Party . [Thesis]. George Mason University; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1920/8230

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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