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Using Japan's 2014 House of Representatives election, this research examines the differences in policy preferences between voters and the party manifestos.

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The difference in the true preferences of voters and the actual policy manifesto of the elected Liberal Democratic Party underscores the potential danger of inferring public opinion from election outcomes alone.

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This page is a summary of: Measuring Voters’ Multidimensional Policy Preferences with Conjoint Analysis: Application to Japan’s 2014 Election, Political Analysis, March 2018, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/pan.2018.2.
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