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The Conservative Dilemma: Ideology and Vote Maximisation in Sweden

  • Sten Berglund
  • Ulf Lindström

Abstract

Party leaders rarely admit publicly to changing party policy in order to attract additional voters. It is a well-known fact, however, that pursuing a strategy of vote maximisation jeopardises the political parties’ ideological commitments.

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Social Democratic Liberal Party Conservative Parti National Party Conservative Politics 
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Notes

  1. 2.
    Anthony Downs, An Economic Theory of Democracy (New York: Harper & Row, 1957).Google Scholar
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    Sten Berglund and Ulf Lindström, The Scandinavian Party System (Lund: Studentlitteratur, 1978) ch. 6.Google Scholar
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    Pär-Erik Back and Sten Berglund, Det svenska partiväsendet (Stockholm: AWE/Gebers, 1978) p. 94.Google Scholar
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    Olof Petersson, Väljarna och valet 1976 (Stockholm: SCB/Liber, 1977) ch. 2.Google Scholar
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    Jörgen Westerstähl, Att studera politik (Stockholm: Tidens Förlag, 1970), pp. 107–15. Pär-Erik Back and Sten Berglund, op. cit., pp. 132–6.Google Scholar
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    For a detailed account of the events in October, see Olof Petersson, Regeringsbildningen 1978 (Lund: Rabén & Sjögren, 1979).Google Scholar

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© Sten Berglund and Ulf Linström 1982

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  • Sten Berglund
  • Ulf Lindström

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