Essays on Party Politics

Jérôme Archambault
This thesis comprises three essays on party politics. The first chapter discusses the strategic behavior of the central leadership and the grassroots organizations of a political party. The focus is on the degree of centralization of fundraising, which determines the locus of control over the nature of the party's platform. In a model of central and local fundraising, I show that (i) public and private funding at the central level crowd out the fundraising efforts...
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