Endogenous political competition and political accountability

Makris, Miltiadis (2009) Endogenous political competition and political accountability. Economics Letters, 104, (3), 151-153. (doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2009.05.006).


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We contribute to the debate over the effectiveness of elections in motivating incumbents to perform well. We show that with endogenous political competition the effectiveness of democracy in disciplining officials can be largely diminished.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2009.05.006
ISSNs: 0165-1765 (print)
1873-7374 (electronic)
Keywords: political competition, retrospective voting, citizen-candidate, rent-seeking
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 173919
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
September 2009Published
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2011 09:36
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:32
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/173919

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