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May increased partisanship lead to convergence of parties’ policy platforms?

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  • Tomer Blumkin

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  • Volker Grossmann

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Public Choice.

Volume (Year): 145 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 547-569

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Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:145:y:2010:i:3:p:547-569

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Keywords: Convergence; Ideology; Median voter; Two-party competition; Voting; D72;

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