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Title:Lobbying and political polarization PDF Logo
Authors:Ursprung, Heinrich W.
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:HWWA Discussion Paper 193
Abstract:Standard spatial models of political competition give rise to equilibria in which the competing political parties or candidates converge to a common position. In this paper I show how political polarization can be generated in models that focus on the nexus between pre-election interest group lobbying and electoral competition.
Subjects:political competition
lobbying
interest groups
campaign contributions
JEL:D72
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:HWWA Discussion Paper, Hamburgisches Welt-Wirtschafts-Archiv

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