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Candidate Objectives and Electoral Equilibrium  

John Duggan

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article looks at the known foundational results on spatial models of elections. The issues of equilibrium existence, the characterization of equilibria (in terms of their social ... More

Economic Performance and Political Trust  

Tom W.G. van der Meer

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Mar 2018
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Aug 2017
The relationships among objective macroeconomic outcomes, subjective evaluations, and political trust are widely studied. Yet, these relationships are not as straightforward as they might ... More

Energy Politics and Gender  

Karina Standal, Tanja Winther, and Katrine Danielsen

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2018
Policy makers and scholars often assume gender to be irrelevant in energy politics. However, an increasing body of scholarship and development policies has focused on how gender ... More

How Electoral Spending Relates to Political Persuasion  

David B. Magleby

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Jun 2020
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Aug 2019
A necessary element of electoral campaigns in mass democracies is money to fund candidate or party campaigns. This is especially true in the United States with its largely privately funded ... More

Individual Attitudes  

Jason Kuo and Megumi Naoi

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May 2015
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Sep 2014
Studies on individual attitudes toward trade have flourished over the past two decades. They sought to understand how ordinary citizens form positions on trade policy and how voter ... More

Leadership and the Politics of Development  

Adrian Leftwich and Heather Lyne De Ver

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Jul 2018
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Feb 2017
This chapter focuses on the role of leadership in economic development. It first defines leadership as a collective political process, not simply or solely as a function of the attributes, ... More

Low-Resource Candidates and Fundraising Appeals  

Richard Johnson

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Jun 2020
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Aug 2019
One of the audiences to whom political candidates must make persuasive appeals is campaign donors. US elections require private financing and are the most expensive in the democratic world. ... More

Rational Voters and Political Advertising  

Andrea Prat

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article studies political advertising, starting with non-directly informative advertising and directly informative advertising. It then tries to determine how a microfounded model of ... More

Social Preferences, Homo Economicus, and Zoon Politikon  

Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis

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Mar 2006
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Sep 2009
This article analyses the relevance of the concepts of Homo economicus, zoon politikon, and social preferences in political analysis. It explains that the acceptance of the rational choice ... More

Social Trust and Economic Growth  

Christian Bjørnskov

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Mar 2018
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Jul 2017
This chapter provides a selective survey of the literature on the association between social trust and economic growth. The chapter is divided into two main sections. The first section ... More

A Tool Kit for Voting Theory  

Donald G. Saari

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article lists down some results that can serve as useful tools to analyze actual elections. It first looks at representing profiles, which enumerate the number of voters who have each ... More

Trade and Migration  

Margaret E. Peters

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May 2015
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Sep 2014
In the canonical models of trade and factor movement, trade and migration are theorized to be substitutes, with similar effects on the wages people earn and the prices they pay for goods. ... More

Trust and Tax Morale  

Ho Fai Chan, Mohammad Wangsit Supriyadi, and Benno Torgler

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Mar 2018
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Sep 2017
This empirical chapter examines the relation between trust and tax morale at both country and individual levels using a combined World Values Survey and European Values Study dataset ... More

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