Playing by the rules of the game: partisan use of recall referendums in Colombia

  title={Playing by the rules of the game: partisan use of recall referendums in Colombia},
  author={Yanina Welp and Juan Pablo Milanese},
  pages={1379 - 1396}
ABSTRACT As a bottom-up mechanism of direct democracy, recall can be triggered by citizens to remove elected officials through a vote, which is expected to increase accountability. Contradicting this hope, previous research has suggested that intensive use of recall referendums became an instrument of party competition. However, empirical evidence is scant. Thus, focusing on the 107 attempts of activating recall in Colombia during the first half of 2017 this article seeks to understand if… Expand

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