Partisan Politics and Public Finance : Changes in Public Spending in the Industrialized Democracies , 1955-1989

@inproceedings{Cusack1997PartisanPA,
  title={Partisan Politics and Public Finance : Changes in Public Spending in the Industrialized Democracies , 1955-1989},
  author={Thomas R. Cusack},
  year={1997}
}
  • Thomas R. Cusack
  • Published 1997
Introduction The role of partisan politics in shaping public policy is a contentious issue. Traditionally, scholars have divided into two major schools of thought on this question. One of these schools suggests that partisan politics plays little if any role in how governments in modern industrialized democracies shape public programs and finance them. A leading example of this is the general position that a uniform logic of industrialization dictates the major course or direction of policy… CONTINUE READING
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