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Do election handouts actually ‘buy’ votes?

Guardado, Jenny (2018) Do election handouts actually ‘buy’ votes? Democratic Audit Blog (31 Jul 2018). Blog Entry.

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Vote-buying is generally seen as detrimental for democracies. However, the efficacy of such bribes has rarely been studied. Jenny Guardado and Leonard Wantchékon find that there is little correlation between election handouts and support for the parties offering them. Possible explanations include the secrecy of the ballot and multiple opposing parties buying votes, and so we should be cautious about assuming they are effective.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 23:22
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:59

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