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Information , Turnout , and Incumbency in Local Elections

  title={Information , Turnout , and Incumbency in Local Elections},
  author={Jessica L. Trounstine},
It is a well established fact that incumbents win reelection at high rates. But scholars continue to debate the degree to which incumbents are advantaged as a result of selection, responsiveness, or institutional insulation. Research has suffered from causality problems at the state and federal levels, and at the local level little research exists. This paper begins to address these problems. First, I lay out a theoretical framework for distinguishing between systems in which responsiveness is… Expand

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