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Building a conservative state: partisan polarization and the redeployment of administrative power

Abstract:

It is commonplace to equate the arrival of a new conservative administration in Washington, DC, with the “rolling back” of the federal activities. We disagree with this conventional perspective, and seek to demonstrate that the equation of conservative Republicanism and retrenchment elides a critical change in the relationship between party politics and State power—a relationship that Donald Trump seems determined to nurture. Drawing on primary research, we argue that partisanship in the Unit...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S1537592718003511

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Perspectives on Politics Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
2
Pages:
453-469
Publication date:
2019-05-13
Acceptance date:
2018-09-30
DOI:
EISSN:
1541-0986
ISSN:
1537-5927
Pubs id:
pubs:927231
URN:
uri:78dc04a5-4a33-4ee5-985e-a37d355d683e
UUID:
uuid:78dc04a5-4a33-4ee5-985e-a37d355d683e
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pubs:927231

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