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Electoral incumbency advantages and the introduction of fixed parliamentary terms in the UK

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Can fixing the parliamentary term be expected to reduce electoral incumbency advantages? The UK’s 2011, Fixed-term Parliaments Act aims to prevent incumbents from scheduling early elections for political benefit. Yet, the view that flexible election timing gives incumbents an unfair advantage remains contested. The literature on opportunistic election calling – including the signalling effects of this strategy and the competence of governments that select it – lends support to both sides in t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/1369148117739858

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
St Hildas College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
St Hildas College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Politics and International Relations Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
303-322
Publication date:
2018-01-04
Acceptance date:
2017-10-01
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EISSN:
1467-856X
ISSN:
1369-1481
Pubs id:
pubs:738010
URN:
uri:868c420e-374d-4da2-b056-eb59f8db0921
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uuid:868c420e-374d-4da2-b056-eb59f8db0921
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pubs:738010

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