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Are Politicians Vote‐Maximizers?

Leif Lewin

in Self-Interest and Public Interest in Western Politics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277255
eISBN:
9780191599774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277253.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

According to the assumption of the public‐choice theory, politicians are guided by their self‐interest and vote maximization. By analysing studies based on theories of the political business cycle, ... More


Policy Prioritization

Anthony M. Bertelli and Peter John

in Public Policy Investment: Priority-Setting and Conditional Representation In British Statecraft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199663972
eISBN:
9780191755996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663972.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reviews extant accounts of public opinion responsiveness, party positioning, political business cycles, and endogenous agenda setting by parties and governments that have different ... More


Zambia: A Time of Big Opportunities and Tough Decisions

Paul Collier

in Zambia: Building Prosperity from Resource Wealth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199660605
eISBN:
9780191749179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660605.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In Zambia the pressures of electoral competition have generated a political business cycle. Promises made during the elections have created fiscal problems. However, averaged over the electoral cycle ... More


Policy Needs Politics

Charlotte Rommerskirchen

in EU Fiscal Policy Coordination in Hard Times: Free Riders on the Storm

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829010
eISBN:
9780191867446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829010.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter sets out to examine the determinants of fiscal policy outcomes during the Great Recession. EU members form a diverse union. What are the implications of economic and political diversity ... More


Theorizing Fiscal Policy Coordination

Charlotte Rommerskirchen

in EU Fiscal Policy Coordination in Hard Times: Free Riders on the Storm

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829010
eISBN:
9780191867446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829010.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Fiscal policy coordination is marred by a classic collective action problem; it pays to be egoistical. Member states have an incentive to under- or over-stimulate their economies (what this chapter ... More


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