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Tradition i förändring

Ljungman, Jakob LU (2010) STVK01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In ”Mapping the Policy Space II”, the CMP created a database of the policy positions of all political parties in the EU, OECD, and Eastern Europe. This paper means to use the information of the nordic conservative parties from a hypothesis that the conservative parties has moved towards the midst of the right-left scale. The dataset stretches from 1990 to 2003. Each country's conservative party has been compared with a calculated political midpoint from the same country to see if the difference between the two has been reduced.
The theoretical basis of the study lies in Anthony Down's economic theory of democracy, according to which economic actor's like political parties aims to maximize their share of the popular vote. Additionally,... (More)
In ”Mapping the Policy Space II”, the CMP created a database of the policy positions of all political parties in the EU, OECD, and Eastern Europe. This paper means to use the information of the nordic conservative parties from a hypothesis that the conservative parties has moved towards the midst of the right-left scale. The dataset stretches from 1990 to 2003. Each country's conservative party has been compared with a calculated political midpoint from the same country to see if the difference between the two has been reduced.
The theoretical basis of the study lies in Anthony Down's economic theory of democracy, according to which economic actor's like political parties aims to maximize their share of the popular vote. Additionally, ideological maximization as an aim is added to the analysis. The result of the study suggests that the nordic conservative parties are more prone to maximize ideology in economic issues, while they tend to strive for maximization of votes in social issues. (Less)
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Ljungman, Jakob LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Ideology, Directional theory, Economic theory of democracy, Right-Left scale, Multiparty systems, Economic rationality, Moderata Samlingspartiet, Samlingspartiet, Konservative, Høyre
language
Swedish
id
1758287
date added to LUP
2011-02-10 15:40:33
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  abstract     = {In ”Mapping the Policy Space II”, the CMP created a database of the policy positions of all political parties in the EU, OECD, and Eastern Europe. This paper means to use the information of the nordic conservative parties from a hypothesis that the conservative parties has moved towards the midst of the right-left scale. The dataset stretches from 1990 to 2003. Each country's conservative party has been compared with a calculated political midpoint from the same country to see if the difference between the two has been reduced. 
The theoretical basis of the study lies in Anthony Down's economic theory of democracy, according to which economic actor's like political parties aims to maximize their share of the popular vote. Additionally, ideological maximization as an aim is added to the analysis. The result of the study suggests that the nordic conservative parties are more prone to maximize ideology in economic issues, while they tend to strive for maximization of votes in social issues.},
  author       = {Ljungman, Jakob},
  keyword      = {Ideology,Directional theory,Economic theory of democracy,Right-Left scale,Multiparty systems,Economic rationality,Moderata Samlingspartiet,Samlingspartiet,Konservative,Høyre},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tradition i förändring},
  year         = {2010},
}