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AP Workshop – Robert Van Houweling, UC Berkeley

April 16, 2018 @ 12:00 am

AP Workshop – Robert Van Houweling, UC Berkeley

DateApril 10, 2017

Time12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location
4357 Bunche Hall

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Abstract:I formalize the intuition that legislators would prefer not to take roll calls that divide the median voter in their district from the median voter in their party’s primary electorate.  Such votes inevitably create a “smoking gun” that can be exploited by a primary or general election challenger, giving incumbents an incentive to keep these roll calls off the agenda.  I also offer experimental evidence to support key assumptions made in the model.  The model offers an explanation for low majority roll rates and other types of majority gatekeeping rooted in individual‐level electoral incentives rather one rooted in than collective incentives and party discipline.  

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Date:
April 16, 2018
Time:
12:00 am
Website:
/event/ap-workshop-robert-van-houweling-uc-berkeley

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Date:
April 16, 2018
Time:
12:00 am
Website:
/event/ap-workshop-robert-van-houweling-uc-berkeley