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On Party Platforms, Mandates, and Government Spending

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • King, Gary (Harvard University)
  • Laver, Michael (Harvard University)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1995-12-20
Language
English
Free Keywords
government spending; political parties
Description
  • Abstract

    This study is a reanalysis of Ian Budge and Richard Hofferbert's 1990 APSR article. The authors successfully replicate the original analysis, critique the interpretation of the causal effects, estimate a model that loosens a key assumption, and find that party platforms have small or nonexistent effects on government spending. The replication dataset includes Budge and Hofferbert's data that measure the relative frequency of many different issue areas mentioned in each party platform, as well as the spending figures in corresponding areas of the federal budget. Also included are programs to replicate Table 1 and Figure 1 in the article.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

Availability
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This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 1109 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Thome, Helmut. Party mandate theory and time-series analysis: a methodological comment. Electoral Studies.18, (4), 569-585.1999.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0261-3794(99)00015-3 (DOI)
  • Wahlbeck, Paul J.. The life of the law: Judicial politics and legal change. Journal of Politics.59, (3), 778-802.1997.
  • King, Gary, Laver, Michael, Hofferbert, Richard I., Budge, Ian, McDonald, Michael D.. Party platforms, madates, and government spending. American Political Science Review.87, (3), 744-750.1993.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2938748 (URL)
  • Budge, Ian, Hofferbert, Richard I.. Mandates and policy outputs: U.S. party platforms and federal expenditures. American Political Science Review.84, (1), 111-131.1990.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1963632 (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

King, Gary; Laver, Michael (1995): On Party Platforms, Mandates, and Government Spending. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01109.v1