Is personal vote-seeking behavior effective?


Däubler, Thomas ; Bräuninger, Thomas ; Brunner, Martin


DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/lsq.12119
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/ls...
Additional URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301644116...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2016
The title of a journal, publication series: Legislative Studies Quarterly : LSQ
Volume: 41
Issue number: 2
Page range: 419-444
Place of publication: Iowa City, Iowa ; Hoboken, NJ
Publishing house: Comparative Legislative Research Center, University of Iowa ; Wiley
ISSN: 0362-9805 ; 1939-9162
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
School of Social Sciences > Political Economy (Bräuninger)
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Does representatives' legislative activity have any effect on their electoral performance? A broad theoretical literature suggests so, but real-world evidence is scarce as empirically, personal and party votes are hard to separate. In this article, we examine whether bill initiation actually helps MPs to attract preference votes under flexible list electoral systems. In these systems, voters can accept the party-provided rank order or vote for specific candidates, which allows a clear distinction between personal and party votes. The empirical analysis uses data on bill initiation by Belgian MPs in the period 2003–2007 to explain their personal vote in the 2007 elections. We find that particularly single-authored proposals initiated shortly before the upcoming elections are associated with a larger personal vote.

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