2011

Patronage and Elections in U.S. States

Särtryck nr 2011:27

Författare: Olle Folke, Shigeo Hirano och James M. Snyder Jr.År: 2011 Publikation: American Political Science Review Årgång (nr): 105 (3) Sidor: 567–585
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Does control of patronage jobs significantly increase a political party’s chances of winning elections in U.S. states? We employ a differences-in-differences design, exploiting the considerable variation in the dates that different states adopted civil service reforms. Our evidence suggests that political parties in U.S. states were able to use state-level patronage to increase the probability of maintaining control of state legislatures and statewide elective offices. We also find that an “entrenched” party, in power for a longer time, can use patronage more effectively. We consider several alternative hypotheses that might plausibly account for the patterns in the data, but find no evidence to support them.


Referens:
Folke, Olle, Shigeo Hirano och James M. Snyder Jr. (2011), "Patronage and Elections in U.S. States". American Political Science Review 105(3), 567–585.

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