Andina-Díaz, Ascensión Meléndez-Jiménez, Miguel A.
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Discussion paper // Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science 1438
We present a model of participation in elections in small networks, in which citizens suþer from cross-pressures if voting against the alternative preferred by some of their social contacts. We analyze how the existence of cross-pressures may shape voting decisions, and so, political outcomes; and how candidates may exploit this eþect to their interest.