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The electoral benefits of opportunistic election timing

Abstract:

This study explores the effect of opportunistic election timing on the incumbent’s electoral performance. While the existing literature on parliamentary dissolution and election timing does not directly address this question, we show that the theoretical implications which derive from it lead to contradictory predictions about the ability of incumbent governments to benefit from strategically timed elections. We advance the theoretical debate by presenting the first cross-national comparat...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1086/685447

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Funding agency for:
Schleiter, P
Grant:
121/476
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Funding agency for:
Schleiter, P
Grant:
121/476
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Politics Journal website
Volume:
78
Issue:
3
Pages:
836-850
Publication date:
2016-05-12
Acceptance date:
2015-12-17
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EISSN:
1468-2508
ISSN:
1468-2508
Source identifiers:
580129
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2015-12-17

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