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Politicians are more likely to forward constituent inquiries to the appropriate level if they are of the same party as the recipient

André, Audrey and Bradbury, Jonathan and Depauw, Sam (2015) Politicians are more likely to forward constituent inquiries to the appropriate level if they are of the same party as the recipient. Democratic Audit UK (26 Nov 2015). Blog.

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Abstract

The UK has enjoyed a significant degree of multi-tiered governance since the introduction of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, with recent events suggesting this dynamic will intensify further. Here, Audrey André, Jonathan Bradbury, and Sam Depauw look at constituent correspondence patterns, and find that politicians are much more likely to forward correspondence to the appropriate level if they are of the same party as the recipient, creating blurred lines of accountability and increasing confusion for the constituent.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 12:16
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 12:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80935

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