PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

Kritzinger, Sylvia, Plescia, Carolina, Raube, Kolja, Wilhelm, James and Wouters Jan. Assessing the 2019 European Parliament Elections. Forthcoming with Routledge.
  • Keywords: European parliament elections; Second-order elections; Turnout; Voting behaviour

Plescia, Carolina (2016) Split-ticket voting in mixed-member electoral systems: a theoretical and methodological investigation. ECPR press.

ARTICLES

Plescia, Carolina, Sevi, Semra and Blais, André. Who likes to vote by mail? Forthcoming in American Politics Research.

Plescia, Carolina, Ecker, Alejandro and Meyer, Thomas M. Do party supporters accept policy compromises in coalition governments? Forthcoming in European Journal of Political Research.

Blais, André, Sevi, Semra and Plescia, Carolina. Are voters’ views about proportional outcomes shaped by partisan preferences? A survey experiment in the context of a real election. Forthcoming in Political Science Research and Methods.

Aichholzer, Julian, Kritzinger, Sylvia and Plescia, CarolinaNational identity profiles and support for the European Union. Forthcoming in European Union Politics.

  • Keywords: Cross-national analysis, European Union, ISSP, national identity, typology

Bernhard, Kittel, Kritzinger, Sylvia, Boomgaarden, Hajo, Prainsack, Barbara, Eberl, Jakob-Moritz, Kalleitner, Fabian, Lebernegg, Noëlle S., Partheymüller, Julia, Plescia, Carolina, Schiestl David W.  and Schlogl Lukas. The Austrian Corona Panel Project: monitoring individual and societal dynamics amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Forthcoming in European Political Science.

  • Keywords: COVID-19; public opinion; panel data; Austria

Plescia, Carolina, Kritzinger, Sylvia and Eberl, Jakob-Moritz. ‘The Enemy Within’: Campaign Attention and Motivated Reasoning in Voter Perceptions of Intra-Party Conflict. Forthcoming in Party Politics.

  • Keywords: Intra-party conflict perceptions; Election Campaign; Motivated reasoning
  • Featured on VieCER blog

Plescia, Carolina, Blais André and Daoust Jean-Francois (2021). Do European elections enhance satisfaction with European Union democracy? European Union Politics, 22(1): 94-113

  • Keywords: Satisfaction with democracy; EP election; Winners and losers; Exclusive national identity
  • Featured on LSE blog

Plescia, Carolina and Eberl, Jakob-Moritz (2021). ‘Not my government!’ The role of norms and populist attitudes on voter preferences for government formation after the election. Party Politics, 27(1): 103-113

  • Keywords: Coalition Governments; Coalition Compromises; Political Knowledge; Populist Attitudes
  • Featured on Falter
  • Featured on Democratic Audit

Plescia, Carolina, Blais André and Högström John (2020). Do People Want a ‘Fairer’ Electoral System? An Experimental Study in Four Countries. European Journal of Political Research, 59:4, 733-751.

  • Keywords: Electoral rules; Voter satisfaction; Proportionality; Voting experiment
  • Featured on Democratic Audit

Eberl, Jakob-Moritz, Huber Lena and Plescia, Carolina (2020). A Tale of Firsts: The 2019 Austrian Snap Election. West European Politics, 43:6, 1350-1363.

  • Keywords: Austria; Election Results; Election Campaign; Scandals

Plescia, Carolina, Kritzinger Sylvia and Oberluggauer Patricia (2020). Parties’ Issue Strategies on the Drawing Board: the 2017 Austrian Case. West European Politics, 43:3639-664.

  • Keywords: Issue Diversity; Issue Competition; Election Strategy; Issue Yield Model; Twitter data

Plescia, Carolina (2019). On the Subjectivity of the Experience of Victory: Who are the Election Winners? Political Psychology, 44:4: 797-814.

  • Keywords: Satisfaction with Democracy; Winner/Loser of Elections; Party Identification
  • Featured on Democratic Audit

Plescia, Carolina, Kritzinger, Sylvia and De Sio, Lorenzo (2019). Filling the Void? Political Responsiveness of Populist PartiesRepresentation, 55:4, 513-533.

  • Keywords: Populism; Policy Responsiveness; Issue Competition

Eberl, Jakob-Moritz and Plescia, Carolina (2018). Coalitions in the news: How saliency and tone in news coverage influence voters’ preferences and expectations about coalitionsElectoral Studies, 55: 30-39.

  • Keywords: Coalition governments; Voters’ Preferences; Voters’ expectations; Media Effects

Bodlos, Anita and Plescia, Carolina (2018). The 2017 Austrian snap election: A shift rightward. West European Politics, , 41(6): 1354-1363.

  • Keywords: Austria; Election Results; Election Campaign

Morisi, Davide and Plescia, Carolina (2018). Learning from the other side: how social networks influence turnout in a referendum campaign. Italian Political Science Review48(2): 155-175. 

Nyhuis, Dominic and Plescia, Carolina (2018). The non-ideological component of coalition preferencesParty Politics, 24(6): 686-697

  • Keywords: Coalition governments; Voters’ Preferences; Political Ideology; Valence Politics

Plescia, Carolina and Kritzinger, Sylvia (2018). Credit or Debit? The Effect of Issue Ownership on Retrospective Economic Voting. Acta Politica, 53(2): 248-268.

  • Keywords: Issue Ownership; Retrospective Economic Voting; Welfare State

Plescia, Carolina and Staniek, Magdalena (2017). In the Eye of the Beholder: Voters’ Perceptions of Party Policy Shifts. West European Politics40(6): 1288-1309. 

Plescia, Carolina (2017). On the Mismeasurement of Sincere and Strategic Voting in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems. Electoral Studies, 48:19-29.

  • Keywords: Strategic Voting; Voters’ Preferences; Party Preferences; Mixed Electoral Systems

Plescia, Carolina (2017). Portfolio-specific accountability and retrospective voting: The case of ItalyItalian Political Science Review, 47(3): 313-336.

  • Keywords: Portfolio Allocation; Retrospective Voting; Italy; Electoral Accountability

Plescia, Carolina and De Sio, Lorenzo (2017). An Evaluation of the Performance and Suitability of RxC Methods for Ecological Inference with Known True Values. Quality & Quantity52(2): 669-683.

  • Keywords: Ecological Inference; Aggregate Data; Political Behaviour; Objective Data

Plescia, Carolina and Aichholzer, Julian (2017). On the nature of voters’ coalition preferences. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties27(3): 254-273.

  • Keywords:Coalition Preferences; Voters’ Perceptions; Political Behaviour

Thomas, Kathrin, Johann, David, Kritzinger, Sylvia, Plescia, Carolina and Zeglovits, Eva (2017). Estimating Sensitive Behaviour: The ICT and High Incidence Behaviour. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 29(1): 151-171.

  • Keywords:Item Count Technique; Social Desirability; Survey Methodology; Electoral Data

Plescia, Carolina and Kritzinger, Sylvia (2017). Retrospective voting and party support at elections: credit and blame for government and opposition. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 27(2): 156-171.

  • Keywords:Retrospective Voting; Electoral Accountability; Germany

Plescia, Carolina (2017). The effect of pre-electoral party coordination on vote choice: evidence from the Italian regional electionsPolitical Studies, 65(1): 144-160.

  • Keywords: Strategic Voting; Voters’ Preferences; Party Preferences; Italian Regional Elections

Fernandez, Jorge, Pereira, Miguel and Plescia, Carolina (2016). Strategic voting in local elections: Evidence from Portugal (1979-2013). Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 26(3): 312-335.

  • Keywords: Strategic Voting; Voters’ Preferences; Party Preferences; Portuguese Local Elections

Marsh, Michael and Plescia, Carolina (2016). Split-ticket voting in an STV system: choice in a non-strategic context. Irish Political Studies, 31(2): 163-181.

  • Keywords: Strategic Voting; Split-ticket Voting; Party Identification; Ireland

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • (2018) Expected electoral performance, candidate quality and voter strategic coordination: The case of Japan. In: John Aldrich, André Blais and Laura Stephenson (eds.) The Many Faces of Strategic Voting. The University Michigan Press.
  • (2018) Austria 2017: conflict mobilization in a reconstructing political landscape. In: Lorenzo De Sio and Aldo Paparo (eds.) The year of challengers? Issues, public opinion, and elections in Western Europe in 2017. Roma: CISE-Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali, pp. 187-193. (with Kritzinger, Sylvia and Oberluggauer, Patricia)
  • (2018) 2017 Austrian election: A move to the right. In: Lorenzo De Sio and Aldo Paparo (eds.) The year of challengers? Issues, public opinion, and elections in Western Europe in 2017. Roma: CISE-Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali, pp. 193-197. (with Kritzinger, Sylvia and Oberluggauer, Patricia)
  • (2018). Austria 2017: mobilitazione del conflitto politico in un sistema partitico in ricostruzioneIn: Vincenzo Emanuele and Aldo Paparo (eds.) Dall’Europa alla Sicilia. Elezioni e opinione pubblica nel 2017. Roma: CISE-Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali, pp. 201-207. (with Kritzinger, Sylvia and Oberluggauer, Patricia)
  • (2018). Svolta a destra nelle elezioni 2017 in Austria. In: Vincenzo Emanuele and Aldo Paparo (eds.) Dall’Europa alla Sicilia. Elezioni e opinione pubblica nel 2017. Roma: CISE-Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali, pp. 207-210. (with Kritzinger, Sylvia and Oberluggauer, Patricia)
  • (2014). Austria: No one loses, all win? In: Lorenzo De Sio, Vincenzo Emanuele and Nicola Maggini (eds.) The European Parliament Elections of 2014. Roma: CISE-Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali, pp. 127-132. (with Kritzinger, Sylvia)
  • (2014). Germany: Merkel does not stand out but holds. In: Lorenzo De Sio, Vincenzo Emanuele and Nicola Maggini (eds.) The European Parliament Elections of 2014. Roma: CISE-Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali, pp. 189-194. (with Johann, David)
  • (2014). Austria: Nessuno perde e tutti vincono? In: Lorenzo De Sio, Vincenzo Emanuele and Nicola Maggini (eds.) Le Elezioni Europee 2014. Roma: CISE-Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali, pp. 181-185. (with Kritzinger, Sylvia)
  • (2014). Germania: La Merkel non trionfa ma regge. In: Lorenzo De Sio, Vincenzo Emanuele and Nicola Maggini (eds.) Le Elezioni Europee 2014.  Roma: CISE-Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali, pp. 231-235. (with Johann, David)