You searched for: Content Type Working Paper Remove constraint Content Type: Working Paper Publishing Institution Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University Remove constraint Publishing Institution: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University Political Geography Argentina Remove constraint Political Geography: Argentina Publication Year within 25 Years Remove constraint Publication Year: within 25 Years Topic Democratization Remove constraint Topic: Democratization
- Author: Jordan Gans-Morse, Sebastian Mazzuca, Simeon Nichter
- Publication Date: 04-2009
- Content Type: Working Paper
- Institution: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
- Abstract: During elections in many countries, political parties distribute particularistic benefits to individuals. The existing literature reveals that parties choose from at least five distinct strategies when distributing benefits, but fails to explain how parties allocate resources across these strategies. Our formal model provides insight into this key question. Most studies focus exclusively on "vote buying," a strategy by which parties reward voters for switching their votes. Our model first shows how parties trade off between "vote buying" and "turnout buying," a strategy by which parties reward supporters for showing up at the polls (Nichter 2008). We then show how parties combine these and other commonly observed strategies.
- Topic: Corruption, Democratization
- Political Geography: United States, Argentina