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Decomposition of Valence and Paradox of Primary Election

Abjorensen, Norman; Horiuchi, Yusaku; Sato, Megumu


When does a political party decide to hold a primary election to choose a candidate for the next election, and when does an incumbent decide to announce his/her political retirement? Furthermore, if they make decisions interactively, how do their decisions affect the quality � �valence� � of the candidate who ends up running for the party? In this paper, we examine these questions by modeling a simple strategic game between a party and an incumbent in the context of Australia where political...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of APSA Conference 2011: Crisis, Uncertainty and Democracy
Access Rights: Open Access


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