Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Elections have big consequences that last for decades

Fowler, Anthony and Hall, Andrew B. (2015) Elections have big consequences that last for decades. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (11 Aug 2015). Blog Entry.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (163kB) | Preview

Abstract

Every election cycle, voters are told by pundits and commentators that this particular election counts and that it is likely to shape public policy for decades to come. In new research, Anthony Fowler and Andrew B. Hall find that elections definitely do have consequences; for example, a barely elected Republican is 40 percent more likely to vote conservatively in Congress than a Democrat would have. They also find that because of legislators’ ambitions and the advantage of incumbency, one election result can influence the future results in that district for more than a decade.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 14:45
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 00:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63551

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics