The violence of law-and-order politics: the case of law enforcement candidates in Brazil

dc.contributor.authorNovaes, Lucas M.
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-03T18:14:42Z
dc.date.available2024-05-03T18:14:42Z
dc.date.issued2024
dc.description.abstractThis article analyzes the effects on violence of electing law-and-order candidates at the local level. It argues that law-and-order politicians embedded in the police will divert resources to favor their constituency, which in violence-prone areas could generate more murders. Using ballot names of council candidates in thousands of local elections in Brazil to accurately classify law-and-order candidates, it shows that the election of police law-and-order candidates causes more homicides. Moreover, georeferenced data on police activity and homicides show neglect in areas that did not support a winning police law-and-order candidate, despite these areas being home to the majority of individuals vulnerable to violence. This favoritism, however, is not present in places where preexisting local institutions make policing more transparent. Instead of persecution directed against minorities or the incapacity to battle criminal gangs, this research shows that surges in violence can be the result of typical forms of democratic representation.en
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dc.identifier.issn1537-5943
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dc.identifier.urihttps://repositorio.insper.edu.br/handle/11224/6633
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dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Political Science Review
dc.titleThe violence of law-and-order politics: the case of law enforcement candidates in Brazil
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local.subject.cnpqCIENCIAS SOCIAIS APLICADAS
publicationvolume.volumeNumber118
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