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Etienne Farvaque and Gaël Lagadec
''Too close for comfort? Politician - interest group relations under voters' supervision ''
( 2010, Vol. 30 No.2 )
This article analyzes the dynamics of electoral promises towards the population and interest groups, focusing on the reaction of voters to the proximity of a candidate to interests groups. In a two-period electoral competition model, we show that a (re)election seeking politician must consider the inherent characteristics of voters whilst making announcements and seeking financial support or implementing policies, not to be penalized by strategic voters.
Keywords: Interest groups, Promises, Elections, Campaign
JEL: D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General
P1 - Capitalist Systems: General
Manuscript Received : Feb 05 2010 Manuscript Accepted : May 18 2010

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