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Why bother campaigning? Campaign effectiveness in the 2009 European Parliament elections

Sudulich, Laura, Wall, Matthew, Farrell, David (2013) Why bother campaigning? Campaign effectiveness in the 2009 European Parliament elections. Electoral Studies, 32 (4). pp. 768-778. ISSN 0261-3794. (doi:10.1016/j.electstud.2013.05.031) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper explores the effectiveness of European Parliament candidates' campaigns. We analyze the relationship between candidates' spending and their likelihood of success, controlling for a range of relevant co-varying factors. We then investigate whether the effects of electoral spending are conditioned by two variables: ballot design and incumbency. We find that, ceteris paribus, spending was positively related to a candidate's likelihood of electoral success in the 2009 campaign, though this effect is small in scale. We also reveal that the electorally positive effects of spending are observable across both 'party-centered' and ‘candidate-centered’ ballot structures, and that there is some evidence that incumbent spending is less effective than challenger spending.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.electstud.2013.05.031
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Laura Sudulich
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 14:11 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:18 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66202 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sudulich, Laura: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4337-1576
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