Stories on corruption. How media and prosecutors influence elections
AbstractI analyse whether Attorney Generals try to influence elections by adjusting the tempo of their investigations to the electoral calendar, and whether mass media have a partisan bias and hide corruption activities of their preferred parties. For doing so, I have coded the number of articles containing the word ÒcorruptionÓ of the two main Spanish newspapers, finding significant evidence of both behaviors.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche "Marco Fanno" in its series "Marco Fanno" Working Papers with number 0140.
Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2011
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Mass media; prosecutor; political economy; corruption; newspaper; Spain.;
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