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Partisan bias in blame attribution: when does it occur?

Abstract:

How do citizens attribute blame in the wake of government failure? Does partisanship bias these attributions? While partisan cues may serve as useful guides when citizens are evaluating public policies, those cues are likely to be less informative and more distortionary when evaluating government performance regarding a crisis. We address these questions by examining blame attributions to government appointees for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We implement an ex...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/xps.2014.8

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Experimental Political Science Journal website
Volume:
01
Issue:
02
Pages:
144-158
Publication date:
2015-07-12
Acceptance date:
2014-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2052-2649
ISSN:
2052-2630
Pubs id:
pubs:1013432
URN:
uri:9c35e463-0eea-45a0-86f7-44ef52e0221a
UUID:
uuid:9c35e463-0eea-45a0-86f7-44ef52e0221a
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pubs:1013432

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