Beaten ballots: political participation dynamics amidst police interventions

  • Authors
  • Rodon A, Guinjoan M
  • UPF authors
  • GUINJOAN CESENA, MARC; RODON CASARRAMONA, ANTONI;
  • Type
  • Articles de recerca
  • Journal títle
  • Political Science Research and Methods
  • Publication year
  • 2021
  • Volume
  • 10
  • Number
  • 1
  • Pages
  • 153-170
  • ISSN
  • 2049-8470
  • Publication State
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • apos;s independence referendum on 1 October 2017. We analyze the effect of police actions on turnout using detailed aggregate data, as well as a survey conducted a few days after the referendum. The two empirical approaches show that police interventions had both deterrent and inverse spatial spillover effects. Although police raids had a local negative impact on turnout, they induced positive spillover effects in the surrounding areas. Our findings also indicate heterogeneity in the spatial dynamics, with police actions encouraging people to go to vote in nearby areas, but also mobilizing residents in neighboring areas to participate, especially those individuals with fewer incentives to turn out to vote.
  • Complete citation
  • Rodon A, Guinjoan M. Beaten ballots: political participation dynamics amidst police interventions. Political Science Research and Methods 2021; 10(1): 153-170.
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  • 2 times cited Scopus
  • 4 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 2.419 (2021)