CONWAY, Ark. (July 27, 2014) – A research article by recent
Hendrix graduate Mitch Goist ’13 and Hendrix international relations and
politics professor Dr. Kiril Kolev was recently accepted for publication in the
Midsouth Political Science Review.
Goist is currently pursuing his doctorate in political science
at Pennsylvania State University.
The article titled “Empowering
the Marginalized Voter: Clientelism in Heterogeneous Electorates”
analyzes the tradeoff between programmatic politics and clientelism in 85 countries
that have competitive elections.
“It illustrates that when politicians rely on clientelism
and promise tangible material benefits instead of policies when running for
office, minority citizens in ethno-religiously diverse countries are more
likely to vote and stay engaged in the political process,” Kolev said. “This
challenges widely accepted notions that clientelism is always less desirable
than programmatism in the electoral process.”
The article was partially funded by research and conference
travel funds that Kolev received through Hendrix.
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