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The Economic Vote

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This book proposes a competency model for explaining cross-national variation in economic voting: Rational voters condition their vote on the incumbent’s record of economic performance because this is the optimal way to identify and elect competent economic managers under conditions of uncertainty. This model explores how political and economic institutions alter the quality of the signal that the previous economy provides about the competence of candidates. Both the rationality of voting i...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Politics and Int Relations
Randolph T. Stevenson More by this author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
2008-04-01
URN:
uuid:ac82176b-5245-4e53-b0e7-3e8046323a8a
Source identifiers:
270
Local pid:
daisy:270
ISBN:
9780521881029

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