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Title: Replication Data for: "When Backing Down is the Right Decision: Partisanship, New Information and Audience Costs"      
dateReleased:
07-19-2011
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/16311
ID:
hdl:1902.1/16311
description:
How do domestic political conditions shape when leaders get punished for backing down in international crises? We explore how three factors—the president’s partisanship, the reaction of other elites, and whether the president justifies his decision on the basis of new information—influence the size of domestic audience costs. While standard theories in American politics suggest that partisanship should exert a large effect over voter behavior, we offer an alternative theory explaining why the president’s unique informational advantage following a crisis will mute partisanship’s effect on audience costs. We argue that the president’s justification for why he backed down, however, will have a large effect on audience costs. Using a series of original survey experiments, we find strong support for our theoretical argument. We conclude by discussing the implications of these findings for the role of partisanship, framing, and the audience costs literature more broadly.
description:
Matthew Levendusky; Michael Horowitz, 2011, "Replication Data for: "When Backing Down is the Right Decision: Partisanship, New Information and Audience Costs"", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/16311, Harvard Dataverse, V1
name:
Matthew Levendusky
Michael Horowitz
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997