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Welfare Democracies and Party PoliticsExplaining Electoral Dynamics in Times of Changing Welfare Capitalism$
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Philip Manow, Bruno Palier, and Hanna Schwander

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198807971

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198807971.001.0001

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Social Democracy and the Welfare State in Context: The Conditioning Effect of Institutional Legacies and Party Competition

Social Democracy and the Welfare State in Context: The Conditioning Effect of Institutional Legacies and Party Competition

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(p.150) 6 Social Democracy and the Welfare State in Context: The Conditioning Effect of Institutional Legacies and Party Competition
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Welfare Democracies and Party Politics
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Silja Häusermann

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198807971.003.0006

The chapter links shifts in the social democratic electorate to the positions of social democratic parties on new and old welfare state policies and explains the programmatic responsiveness of social democratic parties to their new constituency with institutional policy legacies and party competition. The chapter demonstrates that shifts to middle-class electoral constituencies are correlated with shifts toward a progressive position on the socio-cultural dimension of political competition, and an increased support for social investment policies on the economic dimension. Importantly, however, the new middle-class electorate does not withdraw social democrats’ support for traditional welfare policies. Both institutional legacies and party competition moderate the link between these shifts in the electorate and party positions.

Keywords:   social democracy, welfare state, redistribution, working-class vote, class voting, social investment, party competition

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