With Happiness and Glory, from your MP: The Use of e-Newsletters in the UK Parliaments

Umit, Resul (2017) With Happiness and Glory, from your MP: The Use of e-Newsletters in the UK Parliaments. Parliamentary Affairs, 70 (4), pp. 759-779.

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This article extends the empirical evidence for the use of e-newsletters in parliamentary communication in between elections. It assesses the effect of electoral incentives and parliamentary institutions on members (MPs) from all four legislatures in the UK. I find that electoral incentives to cultivate a personal vote increase the e-newsletter usage by MPs. However, being an MP in subnational parliaments or smaller parties decreases it. These findings throw a fresh light on why only some parliamentarians are happy to adopt new and seemingly resource-efficient ways to reach out to voters.

Item Type: Article in Academic Journal
Keywords: Communicative accountability, e-newsletters, Electoral incentives, Legislative behaviour, Parliamentary communication
Research Groups: European Integration
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 13:22
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 11:05
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/4265

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