At the outset of this study, doubts were raised whether it nowadays makes any difference which party is in government since they are often perceived as introducing essentially the same policies once they have attained office. However, the previous literature had so far not included large-scale comparative empirical analyses that would have shed light on whether these doubts are indeed justified or whether they are based on misperceptions of governmental policy output.
KeywordsPolicy Area Veto Player Ideological Position Political Business Cycle Minority Government
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