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A model of cultural transmission, voting and political ideology

Verdier, T. and Bisin, A. (2000) A model of cultural transmission, voting and political ideology European Journal of Political Economy, 16, (1), pp. 5-29. (doi:10.1016/S0176-2680(99)00045-2).

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In this paper, we present a model of cultural transmission of preferences on goods, some of which are provided publicly through simple majority voting. We emphasize the existence of a two-way causality between socialization decisions and political outcomes. This generates the possibility of indeterminacies and multiple self-fulfilling equilibrium paths in cultural change and politics. We provide then a rationale for ideologies and collective socialization institutions as coordination mechanisms allowing cultural groups to preserve or shift political power in favor of their preference profile in the long run.

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Published date: 2000
Keywords: cultural change, preferences, voting, public goods


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Date deposited: 19 Jul 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:52

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Author: T. Verdier
Author: A. Bisin

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