Politicians : Be killed or survive
In the course of history, a large number of politicians have been assassinated. To investigate this phenomenon, rational choice hypotheses are developed and tested using a large data set covering close to 100 countries over a period of 20 years. Several strategies, in addition to security measures, are shown to significantly reduce the probability of politicians being attacked or killed: extended institutional and governance quality, democracy, voice and accountability, a well-functioning system of law and order, decentralization via the division of power and federalism, larger cabinet size and a stronger civil society. There is also support for a contagion effect.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|ISSN:||1573-7101 (online) 0048-5829 (print)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.|
|Deposited On:||10 Oct 2012 23:10|
|Last Modified:||17 Dec 2013 04:15|
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