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

Winters, Matthew S. and Weitz-Shapiro, Rebecca (2014) The Brazilian experience shows that voters are more forgiving of incompetence than they are of corruption. LSE American Politics and Policy (02 Jan 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Corruption in the U.S. is perceived as being on the rise, with research showing that voters 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 (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
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 > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 09:36
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2019 23:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58488

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