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Regionalised party systems lead to lower social spending

Jurado, Ignacio (2014) Regionalised party systems lead to lower social spending. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (07 Jan 2014). Blog Entry.

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Regional identities and political parties have become increasingly important in several European countries. Ignacio Jurado studies the level of party system nationalisation in 22 OECD countries and its implication for social policies. He finds that regionalised party systems provide lower levels of social spending, particularly in national health programmes. He also argues that in the current climate of economic challenges, the regionalisation of party systems may significantly influence welfare state dynamics and national social policy provisions.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 15:27
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2017 15:27

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