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Economic downturns and political competition since the 1870s

Lindvall, Johannes LU (2017) In Journal of Politics 79(4). p.1302-1314
Abstract

Relying on new data on the ideology of heads of government in 27 democracies over a period of more than 140 years, this article shows that short economic downturns, with a single year of falling per capita consumption, have more often resulted in shifts to the right than shifts to the left. But long-lasting economic downturns, with more than one consecutive year of falling consumption, are different, since they tend to affect a much greater proportion of the population: compared with short downturns, which favor the right, long downturns have more uniform political effects.

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Journal of Politics
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University of Chicago Press
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0022-3816
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10.1086/692787
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  author       = {Lindvall, Johannes},
  issn         = {0022-3816},
  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {University of Chicago Press},
  series       = {Journal of Politics},
  title        = {Economic downturns and political competition since the 1870s},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/692787},
  volume       = {79},
  year         = {2017},
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