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Divided government shields leaders from blame for the economy but affords no quarter in the fight against terrorism

Carlin, Ryan E. and Love, Grogory J. and Martínez-Gallardo, Cecilia (2015) Divided government shields leaders from blame for the economy but affords no quarter in the fight against terrorism. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (06 Feb 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

When disaster strikes, governments tend to be held accountable whether it is an economic disaster, such as the recent financial crisis, or a terrorist attack. In new research, Ryan E. Carlin, Gregory J. Love and Cecilia Martínez-Gallardo use data from Latin America to examine the effects of unified and divided government on how citizens ascribe blame when terrorism and negative economic outcomes occur. They find that because the executive shares responsibility with national and international factors for the state of the economy, citizens are more forgiving when government is divided. After terrorist attacks, on the other hand, citizens blame their leaders even if government is divided as they see their leaders as having near sole responsibility for issues of national security.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2015 16:52
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 11:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61176

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