Pivotal Politics II

Pivotal Politics II - Pivotal Politics II 4/16/2008 9:30:00...

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Pivotal Politics II 16/04/2008 08:30:00 Reminder: Assumptions The policy space for the issue or bill can be represented in a single dimension Can array actors on this space Support policies based only on dimensions o Support determined by distance from alternatives Actors will vote/veto sincerely  No chance in gridlock region (interval between filibuster points) o filibuster prevents it o status quo continues Hard to change status Quo And this is assuming that there is only 1 legislature… when the senate and  the house disagree it is even harder Feature by design o Framers were worried about tyranny o Traded efficiency for protection (conservative system) Polarization and Policy Change Increasing Polarization o Increasing homogeneity within each party o Increasing heterogeneity between parties Effect on the amount of policy change depends on the size of the majority in 
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PLSC 113 taught by Professor Danielbutler during the Spring '08 term at Yale.

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