Public Choice

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 115–119 | Cite as

Costs of voting and nonvoting

  • Richard G. Niemi


Public Finance 
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© Center for Study of Public Choice Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard G. Niemi
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  1. 1.University of RochesterUSA

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