Retrospective Voting and Political Representation

@article{Cho2009RetrospectiveVA,
  title={Retrospective Voting and Political Representation},
  author={Seok-ju Cho},
  journal={American Journal of Political Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={53},
  pages={276-291}
}
  • Seok-ju Cho
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • Economics
  • American Journal of Political Science
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