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dc.contributor.authorBischoff, Ivoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T14:57:50Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T14:57:50Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/22374-
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides a theoretical model of party competition in a heterogeneous electorate. The latter consists of numerous groups of dominant-issue-voters who base their voting decision primarily on one issue of the political agenda. Parties follow a lexicographic objective function, aiming to gain power at minimum programmatic concessions. The emerging pattern of movement in policy platforms is fundamentally different to the concept of convergence proposed by the spatial theory of voting. Rather than the centre of the scale of policy preference, its extreme ends, occupied by dominant-issue-voters, attract the policy platforms. The difference in policy platforms is not reduced. The conclusions are found to be compatible with some major empirical findings of the Manifesto Research Group.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Fachbereich Wirtschaftswiss. Gießenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFinanzwissenschaftliche Arbeitspapiere 68en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordvotersen_US
dc.subject.keywordincomplete informationen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical partiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordconvergenceen_US
dc.subject.stwÖkonomische Theorie der Demokratieen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitische Entscheidungen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitische Parteien_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwMedian Voteren_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleParty competition in a heterogeneous electorate – the role of dominant-issue-votersen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn391198521en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:jlufwa:68-
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