The Real Issue for Future Comparative Policy Research: Does government matter?

  • Francis G. Castles
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Zusammenfassung

The original agenda of the ‘politics does matter’ school of comparative public policy research was to demonstrate that political differences amongst nations had an impact on public policy outcomes. The differences these scholars had in mind related to the differential strength of political parties and degrees of class mobilization, but later came also to include differences in the character of political institutions and, in particular, the barriers these imposed to progressive reform.

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  • Francis G. Castles
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  1. 1.CanberraAustralien

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