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Evidence from Portugal shows that citizens in corrupt areas are more likely to vote in elections

Stockemer, Daniel and Calca, Patricia (2014) Evidence from Portugal shows that citizens in corrupt areas are more likely to vote in elections. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Aug 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Corruption is a persistent problem in several countries across Europe. Daniel Stockemer and Patricia Calca write that corruption can have two distinct effects: it can either result in citizen disengagement from the political process, or it can lead to increased voter participation as a mechanism for punishing political authorities at the ballot box. Using an analysis of local level data in Portuguese elections, they illustrate that the most corrupt areas in the country also had higher voter turnout rates, suggesting that in Portugal, corruption acts as an incentive to participate in elections.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2015 10:19
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63226

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