Popular Control of Public Policy: A Quantitative Approach


The quality of government is oftenmeasured by the degree of congruence between policy choices and public opinion, but there is not an accepted method for calculating congruence. This paper offers a new approach to measuring policy-opinion congruence, and uses it to study 10 high-profile issues across the 50 states. For the issues examined, states chose the… (More)


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@inproceedings{Matsusaka2009PopularCO, title={Popular Control of Public Policy: A Quantitative Approach}, author={John G. Matsusaka and Arthur W. Lupia and MathewMcCubbins and Jaffer Qamar}, year={2009} }