Voting for Mobile Citizens

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Autor(en): Wrede M
Zeitschrift: European Journal of Political Economy
Verlag: Elsevier
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2009
Band: 25
Seitenbereich: 199–207
ISSN: 0176-2680
Sprache: Englisch


This paper analyzes inter- and intraregional redistribution in a centralized state using the citizen-candidate model. It focuses on conflicting interests among regions and among citizens of varying mobility. If discrimination with respect to place of residence and degree of mobility is possible, diversity of interests is high. Under the plurality rule and with sincere voting, the largest socioeconomic group of citizens supplies the winning candidate and discriminates against all other groups. However, if discrimination with respect to the degree of mobility is constrained, mobile citizens may gain power and interregional redistribution is reduced. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Wrede, Matthias Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Sozialpolitik


Wrede, M. (2009). Voting for Mobile Citizens. European Journal of Political Economy, 25, 199–207.

Wrede, Matthias. "Voting for Mobile Citizens." European Journal of Political Economy 25 (2009): 199–207.


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