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Delegating the distribution of intergovernmental grants to quasi-autonomous organizations does little to stop the influence of electoral politics

Mehiriz, Kaddour (2016) Delegating the distribution of intergovernmental grants to quasi-autonomous organizations does little to stop the influence of electoral politics. Impact of American Politics & Policy Blog (21 Mar 2016). Website.

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Abstract

In many countries, public spending is often influenced by electoral considerations, such as using grants to ‘buy’ votes in swing districts, a practice which can often lead to inefficient spending. In response to concerns over such political influence, governments have designed quasi-autonomous organizations to implement intergovernmental grant programs in a politically neutral fashion. Using Infrastructure-Transport, a quasi-autonomous organization created by the Quebec government, as a case study, Kaddour Mehiriz finds that because of their close financial and administrative ties to the government, grant distribution in such organizations does not seem to be exempt from electoral politics.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of American Politics & Policy blog; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 15:44
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65941

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