Party Policy Diffusion

@article{Bhmelt2016PartyPD,
  title={Party Policy Diffusion},
  author={T. B{\"o}hmelt and L. Ezrow and R. Lehrer and Hugh Ward},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={110},
  pages={397 - 410}
}
Do parties learn from or emulate parties in other political systems? This research develops the argument that parties are more likely to employ the heuristic of learning from and emulating foreign successful (incumbent) parties. Spatial-econometric analyses of parties’ election policies from several established democracies robustly confirm that political parties respond to left-right policy positions of foreign political parties that have recently governed. By showing that parties respond to… Expand
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