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Voter reactions to incumbent opportunism

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Opportunistic incumbent behavior to gain electoral advantage flies in the face of democratic accountability and should elicit voter disapproval. Yet incumbents routinely behave opportunistically. This observation is puzzling. We address this puzzle by offering the first systematic, individual-level analysis of voter reactions to opportunism. We combine four original surveys with embedded experiments and focus on a common form of opportunism in parliamentary systems—opportunistic election timi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1086/698758

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Politics Journal website
Volume:
80
Issue:
4
Pages:
1183-1196
Publication date:
2018-08-06
Acceptance date:
2017-09-12
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EISSN:
1468-2508
ISSN:
0022-3816
Source identifiers:
738014
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pubs:738014
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uuid:45dfebf3-682c-47a6-9a13-e984d420cfc0
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pubs:738014
Deposit date:
2017-10-20

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