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Inequality, Marketization, and the Left: Schools Policy in England and Sweden
It is argued in this article that the marketisation of schools policy has a tendency to produce twin effects: an increase in educational inequality, and an increase in general satisfaction with theExpand
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Left Behind? Partisan Politics after the Financial Crisis
The financial crisis that enveloped much of the developed world after 2007 is intriguing because it both appears to call into question large portions of mainstream right-wing economic orthodoxy andExpand
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Schools Policy and Politics in England and Sweden: A Comparative Political Economy Approach
This paper develops two (mutually compatible) theories that seek to explain when left-wing political parties will adopt marketising, privatising, choice-based schools policies. With partisanExpand
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PARTISAN GOVERNANCE AND POLICY IMPLEMENTATION: THE POLITICS OF ACADEMY CONVERSION AMONGST ENGLISH SCHOOLS
This article demonstrates that party-political orientations within governance communities can have strong effects on policy implementation. Empirical evidence is drawn from the Academy conversionExpand
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COVID-19 testing in English care homes and implications for staff and residents.
INTRODUCTION Care home residents are at high risk of dying from COVID-19. Regular testing, producing rapid and reliable results is important in this population because infections spread quickly, andExpand
Are the Rich Better Off than They Were Four Years Ago? Class-Biased Economic Voting in Comparative Perspective
A growing literature has inquired into the political consequences of rising income inequality in the United States. Scholars have identified a number of mechanisms through which American democracyExpand
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Strategic partisan policy-seekers
This dissertation begins from a desire to explain situations in which left-wing parties appear to adopt policies that are more typically associated with right-wing thinking. A standard explanationExpand
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Partisan Strategy and Path Dependence: The Post-War Emergence of Health Systems in the UK and Sweden
Why did a highly redistributive, nationalised health-care system emerge in the UK, where the Left was comparatively weak, while a more redistributively-neutral, cash-centric, insurance-based systemExpand
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Rational Historical Institutionalism: With Application to British and Swedish Health Policy
Historical institutionalists have been among the most cognizant of the importance of considerations of time in studying political phenomena. However, they have tended to do so in ways that assume theExpand
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