Party policy diffusion


Böhmelt, Tobias ; Ezrow, Lawrence ; Lehrer, Roni ; Ward, Hugh



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055416000162
URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-p...
Additional URL: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Party-Policy...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2016
The title of a journal, publication series: American Political Science Review
Volume: 110
Issue number: 2
Page range: 397-410
Place of publication: New York, NY [u.a.]
Publishing house: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0003-0554 , 1537-5943
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Do parties learn from or emulate parties in other political systems? This research develops the argument that parties are more likely to employ the heuristic of learning from and emulating foreign successful (incumbent) parties. Spatial-econometric analyses of parties’ election policies from several established democracies robustly confirm that political parties respond to left-right policy positions of foreign political parties that have recently governed. By showing that parties respond to these foreign incumbent parties, this work has significant implications for our understanding of party competition. Furthermore, we contribute to the literature on public policy diffusion, as we suggest that political parties are important vehicles through which public policies diffuse.

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