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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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  • Tomer Blumkin & Volker Grossmann, 2010. "May increased partisanship lead to convergence of parties’ policy platforms?," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 145(3), pages 547-569, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:145:y:2010:i:3:p:547-569 DOI: 10.1007/s11127-009-9579-8
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    Keywords

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

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    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior

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