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Strategic partisan policy-seekers

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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 ...

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Supervisor
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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2012-10-12

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