Election Timing

Election Timing

by Alastair Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521833639

ISBN-13: 9780521833639

Pub. Date: 07/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Most parliamentary systems have endogenous election timing, where the Prime Minister is free to call for elections when he or she thinks it's appropriate to do so. Despite the huge advantage one might expect this opportunity creates, Prime Ministers still lose frequently. Alastair Smith proposes an informational theory that relates the time when leaders call for

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Overview

Most parliamentary systems have endogenous election timing, where the Prime Minister is free to call for elections when he or she thinks it's appropriate to do so. Despite the huge advantage one might expect this opportunity creates, Prime Ministers still lose frequently. Alastair Smith proposes an informational theory that relates the time when leaders call for elections to the consequences of their decisions. Smith demonstrates why leaders find it difficult to profit from their ability to call for elections, even when they are popular and face weak opposition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521833639
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2004
Series:
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Calling elections; 2. An informational theory of election timing; 3. The timing of elections; 4. The consequences of election timing; 5. Early and late election in Britain; 6. Conclusions.

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