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Strategic partisan policy-seekers

@inproceedings{Hicks2009StrategicPP,
  title={Strategic partisan policy-seekers},
  author={Timothy Hicks},
  year={2009}
}
  • Timothy Hicks
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • This dissertation begins from a desire to explain situations in which left-wing parties appear to adopt policies that are more typically associated with right-wing thinking. A standard explanation for such behaviour is that relatively weak left-wing parties are drawn to adopt those policies as a way of getting elected — commonly expressed as convergence on the median voter. The puzzle, however, is that this explanation often seems to fall foul of the empirical reality that left-wing parties… CONTINUE READING
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