Asymmetric federalism and economic voting

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Show simple item record León, Sandra Orriols Galve, Lluis 2022-05-17T14:29:01Z 2022-05-17T14:29:01Z 2016-11-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation León, S., & Orriols, L. (2016). Asymmetric federalism and economic voting. European Journal of Political Research, 55 (4), pp. 847-865.
dc.identifier.issn 0304-4130
dc.description.abstract Although federal arrangements adopt a multiplicity of forms across and within federations, this article suggests that some models of power division are better than others at enhancing clarity of responsibility and electoral accountability. This conclusion is the result of exploring responsibility attribution and economic voting in a state where decentralisation arrangements vary across regions: the Spanish State of Autonomies. Using electoral surveys and aggregated economic data for the 1982-2012 period, the empirical analysis shows that regional economic voting is most pronounced in regions where decentralisation design concentrated authority and resources at one level of government, whereas it is inexistent in regions where devolution followed a more intertwined model of power distribution. The implication of the empirical findings is that the specific design of intergovernmental arrangements is crucial to make electoral accountability work in federations.
dc.description.sponsorship This project has been funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness CSO2011-28635
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.rights © 2016 European Consortium for Political Research
dc.subject.other Accountability
dc.subject.other Elections
dc.subject.other Federalism
dc.subject.other Clarity of responsibility
dc.subject.other Responsibility attribution
dc.title Asymmetric federalism and economic voting
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Sociología
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. CSO2011-28635
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 847
dc.identifier.publicationissue 4
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 865
dc.identifier.publicationtitle EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL RESEARCH
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 55
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000018447
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
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