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Parliamentary communication allowances do not increase electoral turnout or affect incumbents’ vote share

Umit, Resul (2020) Parliamentary communication allowances do not increase electoral turnout or affect incumbents’ vote share. British Politics and Policy at LSE (02 Dec 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In many countries, members of parliament receive publicly funded allowances to communicate with the electorate. Some hope that such communication engages people with politics and increases electoral participation. Others worry that such use of public funds creates an unfair advantage for incumbents. Data from the UK suggests that both the hopes and the worries around ... Continued

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2021 14:39
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2021 00:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108363

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