What is it about?

Although numerous get-out-the-vote field experiments have identified the effects of particular mobilization tactics (e.g., canvassing, phone calls, direct mails) on voter turnout, we do not yet have a full understanding of the causal effect of overall mobilization. This research demonstrates the positive effect of voter mobilization on turnout.

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Why is it important?

The unique settings in Japan allow us not only to mitigate omitted variable bias but also to attribute the estimated effect on turnout only to mobilization.

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This page is a summary of: Identifying the effect of mobilization on voter turnout through a natural experiment, Electoral Studies, December 2016, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.electstud.2016.08.003.
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