Party Influences on Government Policy

Ian Budge and Hans Keman

in Parties and Democracy

Published in print September 1993 | ISBN: 9780198279259
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598883 | DOI:

Series: Comparative European Politics

 Party Influences on Government Policy

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Party influences on policy are examined at two levels: (1) Participation of the party in the government as a whole and (2) control by the party of particular ministries in specific policy areas.

Policy is examined particularly as it takes a Left–Right direction. Party influence at both levels is found, supporting the conclusion that ‘parties makes a difference’.

Keywords: coalitions; governments; ministries; policy; welfare

Chapter.  8285 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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