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The rich get elected – but it’s not because voters necessarily prefer them

Carnes, Nicholas and Lupu, Noam (2017) The rich get elected – but it’s not because voters necessarily prefer them. Democratic Audit UK (22 Feb 2017). Website.

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Abstract

We elect politicians who are far better-off than ourselves – in Europe, those who come from blue-collar backgrounds make up only a tenth of national parliaments. Is this because voters favour the rich? A new study by Nicholas Carnes and Noam Lupu suggests they are slightly more likely to opt for working-class candidates over business owners. Blue-collar candidates just don’t get onto the ballot paper in the first place.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 07:59
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 00:44
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80467

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