Choosing clientelism: political competition, poverty, and social welfare policy in Argentina

  • Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro
  • Published 2010


Why do some politicians condition the delivery of goods and services to citizens on individual political behavior, while others do not? In this paper, I argue that differences in the incentives politicians face to use clientelism can be explained by the interaction between levels of political competition and voter poverty. I then test this theory using an… (More)


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