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dc.contributor.authorLago, Ignacio
dc.contributor.authorMartinez i Coma, Ferran
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-11T23:56:40Z
dc.date.available2018-11-11T23:56:40Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0017-257X
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/gov.2015.31
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172578
dc.description.abstractThe conditions under which losers are willing to challenge the results of elections remain an open question. Using data from the Electoral Integrity Project for 66 democratic and non-democratic countries in 2012 and 2013, we measure how parties or candidates react once votes have been cast and one of them is declared the winner. Do they accept or challenge the results? This measure allows us to examine the causal mechanisms that account for the self-enforcing nature of democracies. Our findings show that losers’ consent increases with free and fair elections and in more economically developed countries, while income inequality is not relevant. Additionally, the impact of free and fair elections is particularly important in more economically developed countries.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge Journals
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto25
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGovernment and Opposition
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160699
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.titleChallenge or Consent? Understanding Losers' Reactions in Mass Elections
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMartinez Coma, Fernando


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