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The Brazilian experience shows that voters are more forgiving of incompetence than they are of corruption

Weitz-Shapiro, Rebecca and Winters, Matthew S. (2013) The Brazilian experience shows that voters are more forgiving of incompetence than they are of corruption. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Dec 2013). Website.

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Abstract

Corruption in the UK is perceived as being on the rise, with recent research showing that British citizens are increasingly concerned about the relationship between private financial interests and politicians. But are voters willing to forgive corrupt politicians if they are competent? New research which looks at the Brazilian case by Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro and Matthew S. Winters shows that voters are merciless when it comes to forgiving corrupt officials and politicians, and that their electoral success is usually a result of lower voter information.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2013 Democratic Audit UK; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 12:15
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/56186

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