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Election cycles in MPs' outside interests?: the UK House of Commons, 2005-2010

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Geys, Benny

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Corporate Editor Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH
Abstract Politicians often implement popular changes in public policies prior to elections, with the aim of improving their Election Day outcome. This research note evaluates whether such electioneering carries over also into politicians' extra-parliamentary activities. Evidence from the UK House of Commons over the period 2005-2010 suggests adjustments do occur in MPs' outside activities over the election cycle. The safety of the politicians' seat and his/her decision to stand for re-election play an important mediating role. (author's abstract)
Keywords election; politics; election campaign; Great Britain; additional job; election result; interest; representative
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Free Keywords Wahlzyklus
Document language English
Publication Year 2011
City Berlin
Page/Pages 14 p.
Series Discussion Papers / Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Schwerpunkt Märkte und Politik, Forschungsprofessur und Projekt The Future of Fiscal Federalism, SP II 2011-104
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications