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Elections rather than public opinion determine the broad direction of government policy

Bartle, John, Dellepiane-Avellaneda, Sebastian and McGann, Anthony (2018) Elections rather than public opinion determine the broad direction of government policy. British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Jun 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Does UK public policy respond to changes in public preferences? If so, is this the result of the government adjusting its agenda, or of unpopular governments being voted out and replaced by those more in line with public opinion? New research by John Bartle, Sebastian Dellepiane-Avellaneda, and Anthony McGann finds that voters' signals broadly work to guide parties to deliver what the electorate want, but with a risk of over-correction and some ‘fuzzing’ due to ‘valence’ issues.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/do-public...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 14:20
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90767

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