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Hervormen en herverdelen : Is de links-rechtslijn de enige conflictlijn op het sociaaleconomisch terrein ?

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  • Simon Otjes orcid logo

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Th is article shows that the economie left/right dimension does not always suffice to understand the social-economic policy positions of politica! parties. lt focuses on social-economic decision-making in the Netherlands in 2012. The increase of the government pension age, which was championed by parties of the left and the right and opposed by parties of the left and the right, is taken as a prime example of an issue where decision-making did not follow the left-right line of conflict. The article continues to show that party policy positions on a number of more important welfare state reforms do not follow the left/right line of conflict, but rather a reform line of conflict that divides parties from the left and the right into pro-European reformers and Eurosceptic defenders of the existing welfare state.

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Otjes, S., (2015) “Hervormen en herverdelen : Is de links-rechtslijn de enige conflictlijn op het sociaaleconomisch terrein ?”, Res Publica 57(2), p.133-157.

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29 Mar 2015
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