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CLAS Lecture Series: The Paradox of Unpopular Corruption and Popular Corrupt Politicians

October 13, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:20pm
Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row, Stanford, CA

Free and Open to the Public | Lunch Provided | No RSVP Necessary

The Paradox of Unpopular Corruption and Popular Corrupt Politicians with Carlos Pereira, Tinker Visiting Professor

This presentation explores why corrupt politicians get reelected, paying particular attention to voter information on incumbent misconduct, incumbent provision of public good, and ideological congruence between voters and corrupt politicians. It is discussed and identified evidence for two complementary psychological mechanisms: a cognitive cost-benefit tradeoff and a change in perception.

Event Sponsor: 
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact Email: 
latinamerica@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
(650) 725-0383