Citation

Discussion Paper Details

Please find the details for DP13621 in an easy to copy and paste format below:

Full Details   |   Bibliographic Reference

Full Details

Title: Building consensus: Shifting strategies in the territorial targeting of Turkey's public transport investment

Author(s): Davide Luca and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

Publication Date: March 2019

Keyword(s): distributive politics, politics of development, Public investment, Transport Infrastructure and Turkey

Programme Area(s): International Trade and Regional Economics

Abstract: A growing amount of research explores how the allocation of regional development monies follows electoral reasons. Yet, the existing literature on distributive politics provides different and contrasting expectations on which geographical areas will be targeted. We focus on proportional representation (PR) systems. While in such settings governments have incentives to target core districts and punish foes', we suggest that when incumbents attempt to build a state-party image they may broaden the territorial allocation of benefits and even target opposition out-groups. We exploit data on Turkey's public transport investment for the period 2003-2014 and in-depth interviews to provide results in support of our hypothesis.

For full details and related downloads, please visit: https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=13621

Bibliographic Reference

Luca, D and Rodríguez-Pose, A. 2019. 'Building consensus: Shifting strategies in the territorial targeting of Turkey's public transport investment'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research. https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=13621