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Does fortune favour the vague in election campaigns?

Kartik, Navin, Van Weelden, Richard and Wolton, Stephane (2017) Does fortune favour the vague in election campaigns? LSE Department of Government Blog (31 May 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Navin Kartik, Richard Van Weelden, and Stephane Wolton argue that vagueness on the campaign trail can lead to better governance as it gives the election winner flexibility to adapt policy to changing circumstances. However, electorally advantaged candidates are almost always more ambiguous than their opponents and over-ambiguous from the voters’ perspective.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/government/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > LSE Department of Government Blog
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 13:24
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81404

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