Party Platforms. Mandates. and Government Spending

  title={Party Platforms. Mandates. and Government Spending},
  author={Ian Budge},
  • Ian Budge
  • Published 2004
n their 1990 Review article, Ian Budge and Richard Hoferbert analyzed the relationship between party platform emphases, control of the White House, and national government spending I priorities, reporting strong evidence of a "party mandate" connection between them. G a y King and Michael Laver successfully replicate the original analysis, critique the interpretation of the causal efects, and present a reanalysis showing that platforms have small or nonexistent efects on spending. In response… CONTINUE READING


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