Non-Policy Politics: Richer Voters, Poorer Voters, and the Diversification of Electoral Strategies

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Maria Victoria Murillo, Non-Policy Politics: Richer Voters, Poorer Voters, and the Diversification of Electoral Strategies

Author's Book Talk

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Time: POSTPONED | CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Cover image from Non-Policy Politics. (Image courtesy of Cambridge University Press.)
Cover image from Non-Policy Politics. (Image courtesy of Cambridge University Press.)

In her recent book with Ernesto Calvo, Murillo analyzes the non-policy benefits that voters consider when deciding their vote. She demonstrates how politicians appeal to their constituencies through government policies, as well as non-policy characteristics (such as a reputation for honesty or competent management), which in turn help shape parties' ideological positions. Comparing Argentina and Chile, the authors’ exhaustive empirical work shows how linkages between parties and voters shape the delivery of non-policy benefits.

Maria Victoria Murillo is a professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at the Colombia School of International and Public Affairs. She is currently the Director of the Institute for Latin American Studies at Columbia.