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Evidence from the Vietnam War era draft shows that when government policies impact negatively on people, they are more likely to vote

Davenport, Tiffany (2014) Evidence from the Vietnam War era draft shows that when government policies impact negatively on people, they are more likely to vote. LSE American Politics and Policy (19 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

When do government policies motivate people to vote? Tiffany Davenport uses the historical example of military draft policy in the United States to study the conditions under which public policies motivate political participation. Using the Vietnam War era draft policy as a case study, she finds that people who face potential loss as a result of government policies are more likely to respond; parents whose sons were at greater risk of being drafted voted at higher rates than parents of sons who were safe from the draft. She also finds that the effect of draft risk on voter turnout was much stronger among parents in towns that had experienced local casualties from the War.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 09:49
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2020 00:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58937

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