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Group-specific responses to retrospective economic performance: a multi-level analysis of parliamentary elections

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What is the relationship between electoral and economic performance? Previous literature posits that poor economic performance hurts the incumbent at the ballot box because overall economic performance serves as a competence signal, which voters can readily access at low costs. Building on an emerging economic voting literature exploring heterogeneity in the electorate, this article argues that social groups are affected differently by various dimensions of economic performance and that their...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0032329221989150

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4245-3932
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
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Volume:
49
Issue:
4
Pages:
517-548
Publication date:
2021-02-04
Acceptance date:
2020-10-13
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EISSN:
1552-7514
ISSN:
0032-3292
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1141413
Local pid:
pubs:1141413
Deposit date:
2020-11-09

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