Johannes Lindvall

Johannes Lindvall

Professor

Johannes Lindvall

Economic Downturns and Political Competition Since the 1870s

Author

  • Johannes Lindvall

Summary, in English

Relying on new data on the ideology of heads of government in 27 democracies over a period of more than 140 years, this article shows that short economic downturns, with a single year of falling per capita consumption, have more often resulted in shifts to the right than shifts to the left. But long-lasting economic downturns, with more than one consecutive year of falling consumption, are different, since they tend to affect a much greater proportion of the population: compared with short downturns, which favor the right, long downturns have more uniform political effects.

Avdelning/ar

  • Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Publiceringsår

2017-10-01

Language

Engelska

Sidor

1302-1314

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

Journal of Politics

Volym

79

Issue

4

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

University of Chicago Press

Ämne

  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 0022-3816