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Policy Preferences and Party Choice

Cees van der Eijk, Mark N. Franklin, and Wouter van der Brug

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the third of six on the question of political representation in the EU, and the third of four that put the five requirements of the Responsible Party Model (outlined in Ch. 6) to an ... More


Research Questions for Comparative Investigation

Michael D. McDonald and Ian Budge

in Elections, Parties, Democracy: Conferring the Median Mandate

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286720
eISBN:
9780191603327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286728.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter describes the data and the way thse are deployed operationally in the subsequent analysis. The data falls into three main categories: aggregate voting results for post-war national ... More


Party Leaders with Policy Preferences

Michael Laver and Ernest Sergenti

in Party Competition: An Agent-Based Model

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139036
eISBN:
9781400840328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139036.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter adapts the dynamic model of multiparty competition to take into account the possibility that party leaders take their own preferences into account when they set party policy. If they do ... More


Disentangling Law and Policy Preferences

Michael A. Bailey and Forrest Maltzman

in The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151045
eISBN:
9781400840267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151045.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides a theoretical framework for disentangling the political and legal perspectives on Court behavior. It shows that, indeed, the problem is knotty and how it is impossible to fully ... More


Purposive Mass Belief Systems concerning Foreign Policy

Benjamin I. Page and Tao Xie

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter proposes a theory of “purposive belief systems,” postulating an instrumental logic that tends to form an important foundation for citizens' policy preferences. This theory is based on ... More


Distinctiveness and Cohesion of Parties

Hermann Schmitt and Jacques Thomassen

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the first of six on the question of political representation in the EU, and the first of four that put the five requirements of the Responsible Party Model (outlined in this chapter) ... More


The Electoral Success of Thatcherism

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

in The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The authors focus on the principal aspects of the Thatcherite economic reform programme and assess to what extent they were accepted by the British electorate. The analysis shows that the electorate ... More


Pathways to Conservative Identification: The Politics of Ideological Contradiction in the United States

Christopher Ellis and James A. Stimson

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers a long-standing paradox in American public opinion: that the American public is, on average, operationally liberal and at the same time symbolically conservative. It discusses ... More


Conclusion

Michael A. Bailey and Forrest Maltzman

in The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151045
eISBN:
9781400840267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151045.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This concluding chapter first summarizes the book's key themes. These are that justices are influenced by more than just the policy preferences emphasized by the attitudinal model; the law matters ... More


Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Jacques Thomassen and Hermann Schmitt

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Offers brief definitions of political representation and legitimacy: the former is loosely defined as the concept of representative democracy, including both the institutions of responsible ... More


Who Pays for Health Care Reform?

Susan Giaimo

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In this second of three chapters on the distinctive policy dynamics of particular areas of social provision, Susan Giaimo addresses the issue of whether the success of the reformed welfare state in ... More


A Reputational Theory of Party Identification and Policy Reasoning

Paul M. Sniderman and Edward H. Stiglitz

in The Reputational Premium: A Theory of Party Identification and Policy Reasoning

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154145
eISBN:
9781400842551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154145.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the party-centered theory of spatial voting. Party identification is essentially an emotional attachment to a political party. Typically, this affective attachment is acquired ... More


The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make

Michael A. Bailey and Forrest Maltzman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151045
eISBN:
9781400840267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151045.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

How do Supreme Court justices decide their cases? Do they follow their policy preferences? Or are they constrained by the law and by other political actors? This book combines new theoretical ... More


Identifying Judicial Activism

Stefanie A. Lindquist and Frank B. Cross

in Measuring Judicial Activism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195370850
eISBN:
9780199870790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370850.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

To assess judicial activism empirically, this chapter looks more explicitly at the potential for dimensions of judicial activism to be identified and measured. Because the exercise of judicial review ... More


Solidarity or Dualization?: Social Governance, Union Preferences, and Unemployment Benefit Adjustment in Belgium and France

Daniel Clegg

in The Age of Dualization: The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797899
eISBN:
9780199933488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797899.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Despite being considered to have rather similar political economies, patterns of unemployment benefit adjustment were different in Belgium and France in the 1980s and 1990s. In France the ... More


Brought Together or Driven Apart?

John Curtice

in Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263310
eISBN:
9780191734144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263310.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter illustrates that the ‘West Lothian Question’ is not an issue between the Scottish and English public. It explains how the attitudes of those living on both sides of the border have ... More


Do Policy Preferences Explain Welfare State Differences?

in Why Welfare States Persist: The Importance of Public Opinion in Democracies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075839
eISBN:
9780226075952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075952.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The central proposition of the embedded preferences theory is that mass policy preferences are a powerful factor behind welfare state output. Mass opinion is consequential in two ways. First, the ... More


The Political Economy of International Affinity: How the Composition of Trade Influences Preference Similarity and Alliance

Cameron G. Thies and Timothy M. Peterson

in Intra-Industry Trade: Cooperation and Conflict in the Global Political Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804791335
eISBN:
9780804797207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791335.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The absence of militarized conflict is only a minimal indicator of peace. This chapter argues that intra-industry trade promotes the emergence of common interests among trade partners. However, the ... More


Introduction: The Welfare State, Mass Opinion, and Embedded Preferences

in Why Welfare States Persist: The Importance of Public Opinion in Democracies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075839
eISBN:
9780226075952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075952.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter articulates and applies a sociologically informed approach more centrally to the study of welfare state attitudes. It does so by first identifying key points of constructive difference ... More


The Workings of the Labour Bureaux

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961: Conflict and Compromise

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273349
eISBN:
9780191684036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the labour bureaux system and assesses how and why it failed to ‘rationalise’ the urban labour market in line with the prescriptions of the Native Affairs Department (NAD) ... More


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