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Do elections still matter? Testing the link between campaign priorities and government policy in Western Europe

Grossman, Emiliano and Guinaudeau, Isabelle (2022) Do elections still matter? Testing the link between campaign priorities and government policy in Western Europe. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (24 Feb 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Many people believe that all political parties are likely to implement much the same policies once elected, despite the varied promises they make during election campaigns. But how accurate is this belief that elections no longer matter? Using data from five West European countries, Emiliano Grossman and Isabelle Guinaudeau demonstrate that campaign priorities remain a major influence on policy agendas following an election. Yet they also find evidence that policy agendas are not rooted in partisanship, but instead reflect a shared agenda-setting process that extends across the full party system.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 14:39
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 14:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113977

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