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Political particularism around the world

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  • Jessica Seddon Wallack

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  • Alejandro Gaviria Uribe

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  • Ugo Panizza

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  • Ernesto Stein

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Abstract

Abstract: This paper presents a new data set on electoral systems and outlines its potential uses in further research exploring the connections between electoral systems and economic outcomes. The data set provides indicators of the degree to which individual politicians can further their careers by appealing to narrow geographic constituencies on the one hand, or party constituencies on the other.

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  • Jessica Seddon Wallack & Alejandro Gaviria Uribe & Ugo Panizza & Ernesto Stein, 2002. "Political particularism around the world," INFORMES DE INVESTIGACIÓN 003341, FEDESARROLLO.
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    1. Bakker Femke E. & Rotondi Valentina, 2016. "Vote for Your Family! Particularism, Support for Democracy and Support for Shari’a in the Arab World," Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, De Gruyter, vol. 12(2), pages 115-137, August.
    2. Brown, David S. & Touchton, Michael & Whitford, Andrew, 2011. "Political Polarization as a Constraint on Corruption: A Cross-national Comparison," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(9), pages 1516-1529, September.
    3. Stefan Voigt & Lorenz Blume, "undated". "The Economic Effects of Direct Democracy - A Cross-Country Assessment," German Working Papers in Law and Economics 2006-1-1144, Berkeley Electronic Press.
    4. Carlos Scartascini & Pablo T. Spiller & Ernesto H. Stein & Mariano Tommasi & Lee J. Alston & Marcus André Melo & Bernardo Mueller & Carlos Pereira & Cristóbal Aninat & John Londregan & Patricio Navia , 2011. "El juego político en América Latina: ¿Cómo se deciden las políticas públicas?," IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank, number 42118 edited by Carlos Scartascini & Pablo T. Spiller & Ernesto H. Stein & Mariano Tommasi, February.
    5. Kåre Vernby, 2007. "Strikes are more common in countries with majoritarian electoral systems," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 132(1), pages 65-84, July.
    6. Fumagalli, Eileen & Narciso, Gaia, 2012. "Political institutions, voter turnout, and policy outcomes," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 28(2), pages 162-173.
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    Keywords

    Participación Política; Aspectos Económicos; Sistemas Electorales; Elecciones;

    JEL classification:

    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior

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