Geographically targeted spending: Exploring the electoral strategies of incumbent governments

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In Scandinavian countries, the few discretionary funds that are available at the national level to be distributed among municipalities end up going to strongholds. We don't know if these grants are spent to provide public or private goods, though.

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  • Scandinavia
  • clientelism
  • local government
  • pork-barrel politics
  • re-election strategy

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  • Margit Tavits

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