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Throwing the rascals out is tricky, but not impossible

de Vries, Catherine E. (2014) Throwing the rascals out is tricky, but not impossible. Democratic Audit Blog (22 Apr 2014). Website.

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It is a commonly understood feature of democratic political systems that under-performing governments tend to be ejected by voters in favour of the most palatable alternative, but is that really the case? Catherine E. de Vries, drawing on new research, argues that voter sophistication and issue salience each play a key role, concluding that incumbent governments can expect to earn credit for favourable, or blame for unsatisfactory, policy outcomes.

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Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2014 15:49
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 23:17

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