Globalization's Losers Responding? Foreign Direct Investment and Voting in Israel's Development Towns

When do people perceive themselves to be losing out from international economic integration?  Do these perceptions translate into vote change? Existing literature studies gain and loss from economic integration as a function of its objective material effect and political preferences that follow are assumed to reflect concerns about a broader set of social outcomes that they associate with economic openess, particularly reentment about relative deprivation.

Globalization's Losers Responding? Foreign Direct Investment and Voting in Israel's Development Towns
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