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The long-term electoral legacies of civil war in young democracies: Evidence from Italy 1946-1968

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Are there long-term legacies of civil wars on the electoral geography of post-conflict democracies? We argue that parties derived from armed bands enjoy an organizational advantage in areas where they fought and won the war. Former combatants can create a strong local party organization that serves as a crucial mobilization tool for elections. Parties have strong incentives to institutionalize this organizational advantage and retain electoral strongholds over time. We test our theory on the ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/0010414018784057

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
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Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Comparative Political Studies Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
6
Pages:
Article: e7677
Publication date:
2018-07-16
Acceptance date:
2018-04-13
DOI:
EISSN:
1552-3829
ISSN:
0010-4140
Pubs id:
pubs:847804
URN:
uri:26ac8312-1b62-41eb-9bae-86cf2f280dc4
UUID:
uuid:26ac8312-1b62-41eb-9bae-86cf2f280dc4
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pubs:847804

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