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Hiring and Firing Public OfficialsRethinking the Purpose of Elections$
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Justin Buchler

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199759972

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199759972.001.0001

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What is Electoral Competition?

What is Electoral Competition?

(p.23) Chapter 2 What is Electoral Competition?
Hiring and Firing Public Officials

Justin Buchler

Oxford University Press

This chapter distinguishes between three general aspects of electoral competition: competitive elections, competitive electoral behavior, and a competitive framework of electoral laws. This partitioning will be particularly useful because it will facilitate comparisons with the concept of competition in market economics.

Keywords:   competitive elections, electoral behavior, electoral laws

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