Luiz Vilaça and Jacob Turner

“The New Corruption Crusaders: Security Sector Ties as an Anti-corruption Voting Heuristic” by former PhD Fellow Luiz Vilaça and Doctoral Student Affiliate Jacob Turner was published in Latin American Politics and Society and explores how widespread corruption investigations helped to fuel an explosion in "security sector candidacies" in Brazil.

They discovered that "candidates’ professions affect not just voters’ support for them or voters’ perceptions of which areas they will prioritize, but also candidates’ perceived competence to address issues that are both directly and indirectly related to candidates’ profession.”

Read the full article here.