Constituency service and representation in Chile: The effects of remoteness and social deprivation

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Dockendorff A. and Lodato, S. 2023. Constituency service and representation in Chile: The effects of remoteness and social deprivation . Representation: Journal of Representative Democracy. https://doi.org/10.1080/00344893.2023.2237028
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TitleConstituency service and representation in Chile: The effects of remoteness and social deprivation
AuthorsDockendorff A. and Lodato, S.
Abstract

This note examines and tests the determinants of constituency service in the Chilean Chamber of Deputies. We argue that socio-demographic factors lead towards differences in the provision of constituency service. We use a new data set of meetings between legislators, constituents, and groups to provide evidence for two main hypotheses. First, Chilean deputies from more remote districts devote a higher proportion of their meetings to addressing local or personal issues from constituents (Centre-Periphery Hypothesis). Second, deputies from districts in worse socio-economic situations also provide relatively more constituency services of this type (Social Deprivation Hypothesis).

Keywordsconstituency service; Chile; legislators; deprivation; remoteness
Sustainable Development Goals16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalRepresentation: Journal of Representative Democracy
ISSN0034-4893
Electronic1749-4001
Publication dates
Online23 Jul 2023
Publication process dates
Accepted05 Jul 2023
Deposited18 Jul 2023
Output statusIn press
Copyright Statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the journal Representation: Journal of Representative Democracy on 23 July 2023, available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/00344893.2023.2237028.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/00344893.2023.2237028
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