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

Plescia, Carolina. On the Mismeasurement of Sincere and Strategic Voting in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems. Forthcoming in Electoral Studies.

Plescia, Carolina. Portfolio-specific accountability and retrospective voting: The case of Italy. Forthcoming in Italian Political Science Review.

Plescia, Carolina and Kritzinger, Sylvia. Credit or Debit? The Effect of Issue Ownership on Retrospective Economic Voting. Forthcoming in Acta Politica.

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

Plescia, Carolina and De Sio, Lorenzo. An Evaluation of the Performance and Suitability of RxC Methods for Ecological Inference with Known True Values. Forthcoming in Quality & Quantity.

 

Published articles

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.

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 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.