More documents from Kovenock, Dan; Roberson, Brian

Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

Non-partisan 'get-out-the-vote' efforts and policy outcomes

Get out the vote-Bemühungen von Unparteiischen und Politikergebnisse
[working paper]

Kovenock, Dan; Roberson, Brian

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(172 KByte)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:

Further Details
Corporate Editor Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH
Abstract "This paper utilizes a simple model of redistributive politics with voter abstention to analyze the impact of nonpartisan 'get-out-the-vote' efforts on policy outcomes. Although such efforts are often promoted on the grounds that they provide the social benefit of increasing participation in the electoral process, we find that they have a meaningful impact on policy outcomes and are an important political influence activity for nonprofit advocacy organizations. In equilibrium, nonpartisan gotv efforts are more likely to arise in those segments of the electorate that are sufficiently small and disenfranchised (as measured by the ex ante voter abstention rate). Among those segments in which such efforts arise, the resulting gains are increasing in the level of disenfranchisement of the voters in the segment and decreasing in the segment's size." (author's abstract)
Keywords election result; voter turnout; voter; election campaign; voting behavior; nonvoter; political culture; political participation; political behavior; political activity; political influence; non-profit-organization
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Method empirical; quantitative empirical
Free Keywords get out the vote; redistributive politics; nonprofit advocacy organizations; Colonel Blotto game; Tullock game
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
City Berlin
Page/Pages 26 p.
Series Discussion Papers / Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Forschungsschwerpunkt Märkte und Politik, Abteilung Marktprozesse und Steuerung, 2009-07
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
data provider This metadata entry was indexed by the Special Subject Collection Social Sciences, USB Cologne