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This book studies the impact of cleavages on electoral choices. Based on a case study of Switzerland, it analyses how cleavages divide voters into voting blocs and how this influences Swiss voting behaviour and the Swiss party system. The first part examines the development of salient cleavages such as religion, social class, rural-urban, and language between 1971 and 2011. Behavioural changes among voters and changes in the size of social groups are explored as explanatory factors for the decline of cleavage voting. The second part proposes a contextual perspective analysis of the current impact of cleavages using both individual and contextual factors. These factors are also combined to examine interaction effects between the individual and the context. Finally, the third part analyses whether the impact of cleavages has harmonised across different contexts (Swiss cantons) over time.
The die-cutting and tooling process is among the most critical areas of label converting and finishing. The sophisticated technology it uses enables the production of quality die-cut and converted labels and their application to multiple surfaces, using a wide variety of substrates, on many different presses. With a better understanding of this often overlooked discipline, you can improve production standards and significantly reduce costly downtime due to pressure-sensitive quality faults. This book explains the complex and vital role die-cutting and tooling plays. Through a series of detailed explanations, photographs, diagrams and charts, the author provides a detailed look at modern tooling technology - how the tools are manufactured, their use and applications, how they should be handled and stored. It includes a section on troubleshooting on the production line and a glossary of terms to ensure any unknown phrases are quickly understood within context.Label converters, industry suppliers and label buyers and all other professionals involved in label converting and finishing will find this book a valuable reference source that helps them run a more profitable business. Chapters include:
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