Looking for the party? The effects of partisan change on issue attention in UK Acts of Parliament

@article{Bevan2014LookingFT,
  title={Looking for the party? The effects of partisan change on issue attention in UK Acts of Parliament},
  author={Shaun Bevan and Zachary Greene},
  journal={European Political Science Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={8},
  pages={49 - 72}
}
Political parties matter for government outcomes. Despite this general finding for political science research, recent work on public policy and agenda-setting has found just the opposite; parties generally do not matter when it comes to explaining government attention. While the common explanation for this finding is that issue attention is different than the location of policy, this explanation has never truly been tested. Through the use of data on nearly 65 years of UK Acts of Parliament… 

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