Political Economy of Electoral Politics: Probing the Dynamics of Party Funding in Pakistan’s General Elections 2018

Authors

  • Zainab Saif Lecturer, Higher Education Department, Department of Political Sciences, Government Associate College (W), Warburton, Nankana Sahib, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Rehana Saeed Hashmi Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II-S)15

Keywords:

Campaign Spending, Expenditure, Political Financing, Political Parties, Sanctions

Abstract

The economy of electoral politics deals with the role of money in the electoral field. This study aims to identify the impact of the economy on the electoral politics of Pakistan. The background analyzed the role of political parties in Pakistan’s general elections 2018. Parties had spent an excessive money on their campaigns to increase their chances of winning the elections as electoral success largely depends on the amount of money that is spent in elections. Furthermore, the explanatory type of qualitative method, specifically the case study method is used to conduct the study. It has relied on primary and secondary sources of data collection. Lastly, uncontrolled expenditure compromises the fairness of the democratic process as the spending limits solely apply to candidates, leaving political parties exempt. Thus, there is a need to adopt a plethora of policies to regulate money circulation into politics.

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Published

2024-06-21

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Saif, Z., & Hashmi, R. S. (2024). Political Economy of Electoral Politics: Probing the Dynamics of Party Funding in Pakistan’s General Elections 2018. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 8(2), 145–157. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II-S)15