The End of Economic Voting? Contingency Dilemmas and the Limits of Democratic Accountability

  title={The End of Economic Voting? Contingency Dilemmas and the Limits of Democratic Accountability},
  author={Christopher J. Anderson},
  journal={Annual Review of Political Science},
  • C. Anderson
  • Published 4 May 2007
  • Economics
  • Annual Review of Political Science
▪ Abstract The predominant normative justification for research on economic voting has been its essential role in shaping democratic accountability. A systematic examination of this literature reveals, however, that economic voting is highly contingent on two critical moderating factors: voters themselves and the political context in which they make judgments. The trend toward a better and more realistic understanding of economic voting produced by almost four decades of empirical research has… 
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