Convergence of government ideology in an era of global competition : an empirical analysis using comparative manifesto data

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review

Abstract

One of the tenets of the competition state and globalisation efficiency theses has been that the end of Keynesian demand-led policies triggered a convergence of partisan and government policy positions in regard to the market economy, government efficiency and the welfare state. For instance, Cerny (1997; 1999, p 3) saw ‘the recasting of party ideology’ – which they understand as ‘accepting the imperatives of international competitiveness and consumer choice as having a higher ideological status than domestic social solidarity’ – as a key dimension of the competition state. This key dimension of competition ‘stateness’ has, however, proved extremely difficult to operationalise. For instance, Horsfall (2010, pp 59–60; see also: Horsfall, 2013a), in the most serious attempt to empirically test the competition state thesis to date, bemoans the complexity of quantifying government ideological shifts and cautions against simplistic dichotomous, unsystematic, naïve or subjective attempts to capture convergence of partisan and government ideology in an era of global competition. As a result, Horsfall (2010; 2013a,b) refrains from including any such indicator in his analysis altogether.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial policy in an era of competition: from global to local perspectives
PublisherPolicy Press at the University of Bristol
Pages165-186
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781447326298
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

Fingerprint

ideology
demand-oriented economic policy
efficiency
market economy
welfare state
government policy
solidarity
competitiveness
globalization

Cite this

KÜHNER, S. (2017). Convergence of government ideology in an era of global competition : an empirical analysis using comparative manifesto data. In Social policy in an era of competition: from global to local perspectives (pp. 165-186). Policy Press at the University of Bristol. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1t891v4.16
KÜHNER, Stefan. / Convergence of government ideology in an era of global competition : an empirical analysis using comparative manifesto data. Social policy in an era of competition: from global to local perspectives. Policy Press at the University of Bristol, 2017. pp. 165-186
@inbook{255488f2f7b34729ad6ebaff4cb9f92a,
title = "Convergence of government ideology in an era of global competition : an empirical analysis using comparative manifesto data",
abstract = "One of the tenets of the competition state and globalisation efficiency theses has been that the end of Keynesian demand-led policies triggered a convergence of partisan and government policy positions in regard to the market economy, government efficiency and the welfare state. For instance, Cerny (1997; 1999, p 3) saw ‘the recasting of party ideology’ – which they understand as ‘accepting the imperatives of international competitiveness and consumer choice as having a higher ideological status than domestic social solidarity’ – as a key dimension of the competition state. This key dimension of competition ‘stateness’ has, however, proved extremely difficult to operationalise. For instance, Horsfall (2010, pp 59–60; see also: Horsfall, 2013a), in the most serious attempt to empirically test the competition state thesis to date, bemoans the complexity of quantifying government ideological shifts and cautions against simplistic dichotomous, unsystematic, na{\"i}ve or subjective attempts to capture convergence of partisan and government ideology in an era of global competition. As a result, Horsfall (2010; 2013a,b) refrains from including any such indicator in his analysis altogether.",
author = "Stefan K{\"U}HNER",
year = "2017",
month = "6",
day = "1",
doi = "10.2307/j.ctt1t891v4.16",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781447326298",
pages = "165--186",
booktitle = "Social policy in an era of competition: from global to local perspectives",
publisher = "Policy Press at the University of Bristol",

}

KÜHNER, S 2017, Convergence of government ideology in an era of global competition : an empirical analysis using comparative manifesto data. in Social policy in an era of competition: from global to local perspectives. Policy Press at the University of Bristol, pp. 165-186. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1t891v4.16

Convergence of government ideology in an era of global competition : an empirical analysis using comparative manifesto data. / KÜHNER, Stefan.

Social policy in an era of competition: from global to local perspectives. Policy Press at the University of Bristol, 2017. p. 165-186.

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review

TY - CHAP

T1 - Convergence of government ideology in an era of global competition : an empirical analysis using comparative manifesto data

AU - KÜHNER, Stefan

PY - 2017/6/1

Y1 - 2017/6/1

N2 - One of the tenets of the competition state and globalisation efficiency theses has been that the end of Keynesian demand-led policies triggered a convergence of partisan and government policy positions in regard to the market economy, government efficiency and the welfare state. For instance, Cerny (1997; 1999, p 3) saw ‘the recasting of party ideology’ – which they understand as ‘accepting the imperatives of international competitiveness and consumer choice as having a higher ideological status than domestic social solidarity’ – as a key dimension of the competition state. This key dimension of competition ‘stateness’ has, however, proved extremely difficult to operationalise. For instance, Horsfall (2010, pp 59–60; see also: Horsfall, 2013a), in the most serious attempt to empirically test the competition state thesis to date, bemoans the complexity of quantifying government ideological shifts and cautions against simplistic dichotomous, unsystematic, naïve or subjective attempts to capture convergence of partisan and government ideology in an era of global competition. As a result, Horsfall (2010; 2013a,b) refrains from including any such indicator in his analysis altogether.

AB - One of the tenets of the competition state and globalisation efficiency theses has been that the end of Keynesian demand-led policies triggered a convergence of partisan and government policy positions in regard to the market economy, government efficiency and the welfare state. For instance, Cerny (1997; 1999, p 3) saw ‘the recasting of party ideology’ – which they understand as ‘accepting the imperatives of international competitiveness and consumer choice as having a higher ideological status than domestic social solidarity’ – as a key dimension of the competition state. This key dimension of competition ‘stateness’ has, however, proved extremely difficult to operationalise. For instance, Horsfall (2010, pp 59–60; see also: Horsfall, 2013a), in the most serious attempt to empirically test the competition state thesis to date, bemoans the complexity of quantifying government ideological shifts and cautions against simplistic dichotomous, unsystematic, naïve or subjective attempts to capture convergence of partisan and government ideology in an era of global competition. As a result, Horsfall (2010; 2013a,b) refrains from including any such indicator in his analysis altogether.

UR - http://commons.ln.edu.hk/sw_master/6772

U2 - 10.2307/j.ctt1t891v4.16

DO - 10.2307/j.ctt1t891v4.16

M3 - Book Chapter

SN - 9781447326298

SP - 165

EP - 186

BT - Social policy in an era of competition: from global to local perspectives

PB - Policy Press at the University of Bristol

ER -

KÜHNER S. Convergence of government ideology in an era of global competition : an empirical analysis using comparative manifesto data. In Social policy in an era of competition: from global to local perspectives. Policy Press at the University of Bristol. 2017. p. 165-186 https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1t891v4.16