On the Ideology Motive in Political Economy Models
Volker Grossmann ()
International Journal of Business and Economics, 2006, vol. 5, issue 1, 75-82
This note provides a simple political economy model which captures the trade-off of political parties between catering to their "core" constituency and appealing to middle-of-the-road voters, who are not intrinsically attached to a party. The analysis reconciles seemingly ideology-motivated behavior of political parties with vote-maximization.
Keywords: ideological polarization; partisan constituency; political parties (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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