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Corruption, Ideology, and Populism

The Rise of Valence Political Campaigning

Authors: Curini, Luigi

  • Bridges two extensive branches of literature, political corruption and valence issues, rarely engaging with each other Combines empirically-grounded single-country studies with a comparative analysis of both national and European elections 
  • Illustrates the importance of differentiating the direction of valence campaigning on corruption issues
  • Highlights the relationship between valence issues, populist strategies based on anti-elite rhetoric and ideological considerations
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About this book

This book investigates the ideological conditions inducing political actors to highlight corruption issues through valence campaigns. Using case studies and comparative analyses of party programmes, legislatives speeches and social media data, the author demonstrates that the more parties and/or candidates present a similar policy programme, the more they rely on valence campaigns. In other words, as the ideologies of parties have become increasingly similar over recent decades, the content of political competition has substantially shifted from policy to non-policy factors, such as corruption issues. These dynamics, and the ideological considerations underpinning them, also provide a novel perspective on recent phenomena in contemporary democracies, such as the growth of negative campaigning, as well as populist strategies based on anti-elite rhetoric. The book will appeal to students and scholars interested in political corruption, valence politics, populism and electoral campaigning.

About the authors

Luigi Curini is Associate Professor at the University of Milan, Italy, and Visiting Professor at Waseda University of Tokyo, Japan. He was selected for the 2016 International Visitor Leadership Program by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. His recent publications include Politics and Big Data: Nowcasting and Forecasting Elections with Social Media (with A. Ceron and SM. Iacus, 2017) and Why Policy Representation Matters: The Consequences of Ideological Congruence between Citizens and their Governments (with W. Jou and V. Memoli, 2015).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Political Corruption and Valence Issues

    Curini, Luigi

    Pages 1-28

  • The Ideological Incentive for Campaigning on Corruption Issues: The Two-Party Case

    Curini, Luigi

    Pages 29-80

  • The Ideological Incentive to Campaign on Corruption Issues: The Multi-party Case

    Curini, Luigi

    Pages 81-116

  • The Direction of Valence Campaigning in Two Dimensions

    Curini, Luigi

    Pages 117-146

  • What Implications?

    Curini, Luigi

    Pages 147-181

Buy this book

eBook £67.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56735-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £86.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56734-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Corruption, Ideology, and Populism
Book Subtitle
The Rise of Valence Political Campaigning
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56735-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56735-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56734-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 206
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations
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