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Presidents create political inequality by allocatingfederal dollars to electorally useful constituenciesacross the country

Kriner, Douglas and Reeves, Andrew (2015) Presidents create political inequality by allocatingfederal dollars to electorally useful constituenciesacross the country. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (06 Apr 2015). Website.

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Abstract

For decades, many have been concerned over pork barrel politics in Congress with power over the allocation of federal spending recently flowing towards the presidency as a counter. But what if presidents pursue policies that also channel federal grants to parts of the country that are electorally useful? In new research, Douglas Kriner and Andrew Reeves find that presidents allocate more federal resources (which are worth billions) to swing states, states which reliably back them in elections, and those which elect co-partisans that they are able to build coalitions with.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 13:54
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61973

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