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Voters, politicians, and bureaucrats: a Dublin survey
Komito, Lee
The examination of clientelism has been a major theme in Irish politics and administration. People usually understand clientelism as referring to exchanges in the electoral arena: politicians intervene, on behalf of voters, in the administrative process, and, in return, voters reward politicians with votes. If most citizens do not recognize the term, they recognize the phenomenon: politicians using their personal influence to obtain state benefits for constituents and, in return, constituents providing their votes. Politicians are viewed as brokers, mediating between the state and the public.
Keyword(s): Clientelism; Brokerage; Politicians; Ireland; Electoral clientelism
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): Institute of Public Administration
First Indexed: 2019-05-11 06:31:06 Last Updated: 2019-05-11 06:31:06