Social Networks and the Targeting of Vote Buying

  title={Social Networks and the Targeting of Vote Buying},
  author={Cesi Cruz},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={382 - 411}
  • Cesi Cruz
  • Published 7 August 2018
  • Business
  • Comparative Political Studies
The social networks of voters have been shown to facilitate political cooperation and information transmission in established democracies. These same social networks, however, can also make it easier for politicians in new democracies to engage in clientelistic electoral strategies. Using survey data from the Philippines, this article demonstrates that individuals with more friend and family ties are disproportionately targeted for vote buying. This is consistent with the importance of other… 

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