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dc.contributor.authorKovenock, Danen_US
dc.contributor.authorRoberson, Brianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-09T16:30:06Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-09T16:30:06Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51113-
dc.description.abstractThis 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.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aWissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWZB Discussion Paper |xSP II 2009-07en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.jelC72en_US
dc.subject.jelL30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordGet out the voteen_US
dc.subject.keywordredistributive politicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordnonprofit advocacy organizationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordColonel Blotto gameen_US
dc.subject.keywordTullock gameen_US
dc.titleNon-partisan 'Get-out-the-vote' efforts and policy outcomesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn614780926en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:wzbmpg:SPII200907-

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