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Leader Survival and Natural Disasters

Quiroz Flores, Alejandro and Smith, Alastair (2013) 'Leader Survival and Natural Disasters.' British Journal of Political Science, 43 (4). 821 - 843. ISSN 0007-1234

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<jats:p>Analyses of the occurrence of natural disasters show that in large coalition systems, such as democracies, their occurrence has little effect on protest or leader survival. However, if large numbers of people die in these disasters, more protests occur and leader survival diminishes. In contrast, for leaders in small coalition systems, the occurrence of disasters increases protests and reduces tenure, but the level of fatalities has little effect. The anticipation of these potential political effects accounts for why many more people die in disasters in small coalition systems than in large coalition systems.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2013 12:40
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 11:15

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