Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorEinstein, Katherine Levineen_US
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Maxwellen_US
dc.contributor.authorGlick, David M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-13T18:40:11Z
dc.date.available2019-03-13T18:40:11Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationKatherine Levine Einstein, Maxwell Palmer, David M Glick. 2018. "Who Participates in Local Government? Evidence from Meeting Minutes." Perspectives on Politics, pp. 1 - 19. https://doi.org/10.1017/s153759271800213x
dc.identifier.issn1537-5927
dc.identifier.issn1541-0986
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/34276
dc.description.abstractScholars and policymakers have highlighted institutions that enable community participation as a potential buffer against existing political inequalities. Yet these venues may bias policy discussions in favor of an unrepresentative group of individuals. To explore who participates, we compile a novel data set by coding thousands of instances of citizens speaking at planning and zoning board meetings concerning housing development. We match individuals to a voter file to investigate local political participation in housing and development policy. We find that individuals who are older, male, longtime residents, voters in local elections, and homeowners are significantly more likely to participate in these meetings. These individuals overwhelmingly (and to a much greater degree than the general public) oppose new housing construction. These participatory inequalities have important policy implications and may be contributing to rising housing costs.en_US
dc.format.extentp. 1 - 19en_US
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofPerspectives on Politics
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectPolitical scienceen_US
dc.subjectGovernment & lawen_US
dc.subjectPolitical efficacyen_US
dc.subjectPolitical science & public administrationen_US
dc.titleWho participates in local government? Evidence from meeting minutesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/s153759271800213x
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Scienceen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_US
dc.date.online2018-10-14
dc.date.online2018-10-14
dc.date.online2018-10-14
dc.date.online2018-10-14
dc.date.online2018-10-14
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0001-7991-2499 (Palmer, Maxwell)


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record