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Legislatures and policy uncertainty: evidence from East Central Europe

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Relying on social choice theory, this paper argues that uncertainty regarding future public policies is likely to be related to party institutionalization and legislative organization. The argument is evaluated using survey data from businesses in eight EU member states in East Central Europe. It finds that firms report lower concern over policy uncertainty in systems with higher party institutionalization. There is also some evidence, although less robust, that restrictive parliamentary agen...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0143814X09990225

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations
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Institution:
University of Potsdam
Department:
Political Science
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Public Policy Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
1
Pages:
63-80
Publication date:
2010
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-7815
ISSN:
0143-814X
URN:
uuid:1f008210-abcc-4506-a193-dc7a3a534f8d
Local pid:
ora:5281

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