Why Parties Displace Their Voters: Gentrification, Coalitional Change, and the Demise of Public Housing

  title={Why Parties Displace Their Voters: Gentrification, Coalitional Change, and the Demise of Public Housing},
  author={Winston Chou and Rafaela Dancygier},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={429 - 449}
Across advanced economies, affordable housing shortages are pushing low-income voters out of cities. Left governments frequently exacerbate these shortages by eliminating public housing. Why does the Left pursue policies that displace its voters? We argue that the Left’s long-term rebalancing towards the middle class and away from an increasingly stigmatized “underclass” has significantly attenuated the trade-offs inherent in reducing affordable housing. Focusing on the UK, we demonstrate that… 
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