The economic voting literature argues that economics matters to democratic leaders. We argue that it matters to authoritarian leaders, too, and its influence is stronger there than it is in democratic countries. Using data on four Asian countries from the Asian Barometer Survey, we find substantial support for our theory.
Research Article| August 01 2019
Economic Evaluations and Political Support in Authoritarian Countries: A Comparative Viewpoint
Asian Survey (2019) 59 (4): 738–768.
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Ray Ou-Yang, Yingnan Joseph Zhou; Economic Evaluations and Political Support in Authoritarian Countries: A Comparative Viewpoint. Asian Survey 1 August 2019; 59 (4): 738–768. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.4.738
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