The Effect of Election Proximity on Government Responsiveness and Citizens’ Participation: Evidence From English Local Elections

@article{Dipoppa2020TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Election Proximity on Government Responsiveness and Citizens’ Participation: Evidence From English Local Elections},
  author={Gemma Dipoppa and Guy Grossman},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  year={2020},
  volume={53},
  pages={2183 - 2212}
}
Does political engagement depend on government responsiveness? Identifying the drivers of political action is challenging because it requires disentangling instrumental from expressive motives for engagement and because government responsiveness is likely endogenous. We overcome the first challenge by studying citizens’ reporting of street-problems—a form of participation arguably driven by instrumental considerations. We overcome the second challenge by taking advantage of variation in local… 

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