Carolina Plescia, BA MA PhD

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1010 Wien
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carolina.plescia@univie.ac.at

University Assistant (Post-Doc) 

Short Bio: Before joining the Department of Government at the University of Vienna, Carolina completed her PhD at Trinity College Dublin in November 2013 with a dissertation on electoral behaviour under mixed electoral systems, under the supervision of Professors Michael Marsh and Kenneth Benoit. Her Ph.D. dissertation has been awarded the ECPR Jean Blondel PhD prize for the best thesis in Politics in 2014.

Research interests: comparative electoral behaviour, coalition governments, representation and research methodologies.

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Books

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

 

Forthcoming articles

Eberl, Jakob-Moritz and Plescia, Carolina. Coalitions in the news: How saliency and tone in news coverage influence voters' preferences and expectations about coalitions. Forthcoming in Electoral Studies.

Bodlos, Anita and Plescia, Carolina. The 2017 Austrian snap election: A shift rightward. Forthcoming in West European Politics.

Morisi, Davide and Plescia, Carolina. Learning from the other side: how social networks influence turnout in a referendum campaign. Forthcoming in Italian Political Science Review.

Nyhuis, Dominic and Plescia, Carolina. The non-ideological component of coalition preferences. Forthcoming in Party Politics.

 

Published articles

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

Plescia, Carolina and Staniek, Magdalena (2017). In the Eye of the Beholder: Voters' Perceptions of Party Policy Shifts. West European Politics, 40(6): 1288-1309. *Winner of the Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize*

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

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

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 & Quantity, 52(2): 669-683.

Plescia, Carolina and Aichholzer, Julian (2017). On the nature of voters' coalition preferences. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 27(3): 254-273.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

 

Book chapters

Plescia, Carolina (forthcoming) 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.

Plescia, Carolina, Kritzinger, Sylvia and Oberluggauer, Patricia (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.

Plescia, Carolina, 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.

Plescia, Carolina, Kritzinger, Sylvia and Oberluggauer, Patricia (2018). Austria 2017: mobilitazione del conflitto politico in un sistema partitico in ricostruzione. In: 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.

Plescia, Carolina, 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.

Plescia, Carolina and Kritzinger, Sylvia (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.

Plescia, Carolina and Johann, David (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. 

Plescia, Carolina and Kritzinger, Sylvia (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.

Plescia, Carolina and Johann, David (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.