scroll to top
0

EBSCO Auth Banner

Let's find your institution. Click here.

The Effects of Election Proximity on Participatory Shirking: The Staggered-Term Chamber as a Laboratory.

  • Academic Journal
  • Legislative Studies Quarterly; Nov2015, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p599-625, 28p
  • This study discusses a downside of electoral pressure. As elections approach, legislators reduce their effort in legislative activities, albeit while increasing their efficiency. To show this, we propose a new, natural experimental design exploiting staggered legislative election calendars to identify the effect of approaching elections. Two-way natural blocking improves the balance of pretreatments and an instrumental variable approach addresses noncompliance by retirees. Our analysis of the Japanese House of Councillors demonstrates that legislators up for election show up in the chamber less often than those not facing election; however, when they do show up and speak, they tend to speak longer. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Additional Information
Copyright of Legislative Studies Quarterly is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
sponsored