Articles by Matthew Bergman

June 21, 2023

Do referendum voters vote according to their beliefs?

Matthew Bergman
What motivates people in referendum voting? Advocates argue that they allow voters to express their sincere preferences on issues. Matthew Bergman and Gianluca Passarelli look at the Italian case. They argue that voting in referenda can be just as party-focused as other forms of elections
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Matthew Bergman
University Assistant, Department of Government, University of Vienna

Matthew obtained his MA and PhD in political science at the University of California, San Diego.

Thereafter he lectured on the topics of comparative and international political economy, public policy analysis, research design, and legal reasoning.

He is the founding director of the Krinsk-Houston Law & Politics Initiative at UCSD, which serves as a bridge between students, alumni, and the San Diego legal community.

Matthew also makes media contributions on topics relating to European politics.

His research interests include political institutions, political economy, electoral systems, comparative politics, voting behaviour, party-voter linkages, European and Italian politics, populism, parties, elections, and public opinion, issue competition.

He tweets @MeBergman2

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