Exposition to Corruption and Political Participation: Evidence from Italian Municipalities
No 6645, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo Group Munich
The aim of this paper is to study the effect of local corruption on political participation which is mediated by the press. Focusing on Italy, we generate a daily measure of exposition to local corruption screening articles of main Italian press agency. Applying an event-study methodology on local elections, two results emerge. First, corruption exposition reduces citizens participation: voter turnout decreases but characteristics of elected politicians are not affected; second, politicians participation modifies: number of candidates lowers along with proportion of running freshmen. These results suggest that corruption exposition produces resignation rather than retaliation in terms of political participation.
Keywords: corruption; media; turnout; political selection; electoral competition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 D73 H70 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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