Identification of voters with interest groups improves the electoral chances of the challenger
AbstractThis short paper investigates the consequences of voters identifying with special interest groups in a spatial model of electoral competition. We show that by effectively coordinating voting behavior, identification with interest groups leads to an increase in the size of the winning set, that is, the set of policy platforms for the challenger that will defeat the incumbent. Consequently, our paper points at a novel process through which interest groups can enhance the electoral chances of a challenger.
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Volume (Year): 60 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (November)
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Spatial voting models Electoral competition Winning set Interest groups;
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- Vjollca Sadiraj & Jan Tuinstra & Frans van Winden, 2009. "Identification of Voters with Interest Groups improves the Electoral Chances of the Challenger," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 09-095/1, Tinbergen Institute.
- Vjollca Sadiraj & Jan Tuinstra & Frans Van Winden, 2010. "Identification of Voters with Interest Groups Improves the Electoral Chances of the Challenger," CESifo Working Paper Series 3014, CESifo Group Munich.
- Vjollca Sadiraj & Jan Tuinstra & Frans van Winden, 2010. "Identification of Voters with Interest Groups Improves the Electoral Chances of the Challenger," Experimental Economics Center Working Paper Series 2010-05, Experimental Economics Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
- D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
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