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Why do voters back corrupt and dishonest politicians? Interview with Milan Vaishnav

Vaishnav, Milan and Taylor, Ros (2016) Why do voters back corrupt and dishonest politicians? Interview with Milan Vaishnav. Democratic Audit UK (13 Dec 2016). Website.

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Abstract

A candidate with criminal allegations hanging over them will repel voters – or will they? Not necessarily. In India, a third of the MPs elected in 2014 faced an ongoing criminal case. Milan Vaishnav, the author of a new book about the nexus of crime and democracy in India, talks to Ros Taylor about the appeal of a strongman who can ‘get things done’, even if it means breaking the law – and considers whether some US voters share the same instincts.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 10:03
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80512

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