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The Comparative Politics of Ideology and Legitimacy

Comparative Politics
Elites
Policy Analysis
Comparative Perspective
Domestic Politics
Political Ideology
Political Regime
P389
Bastian Herre
Our World in Data
Carina Schmitt
Universität Bremen
Carsten Jensen
Aarhus Universitet
Open Section

Monday 11:00 - 12:45 (24/08/2020)


Abstract

This panel brings together scholars studying the conceptualization and consequences of ideology and legitimacy around the globe. The researchers use novel data on ideology and legitimacy to investigate their relationships with domestic policies and political institutions. Alexiadou investigates the effects of party ideology and technocratic ministers on welfare policies across European countries in the last decades. Gandhi, Manzano, and Wang study how the ideology and institutions of dictatorships shape their chances of democratization. Herre explores the effects of leaders’ ideology on redistributive policies and how institutions condition this relationship. And Tannenberg, Bernhard, Gerschewski, Lührmann, and von Soest present new global data on how political regimes legitimize themselves and how this matters for the study of politics. This panel thereby contributes to our understanding of how the ideology of leaders and the legitimacy of political regimes affect domestic politics around the globe.

Title Details
Institutions and Democratization in Right-Wing Dictatorships View Paper Details
Solidarity Meanings and Cleavage Politics in the German Post-War Manifestos View Paper Details
Who’s to Blame? How Financial Crises, Ideology, and Technocrats Change (or Not) the Welfare State in Europe View Paper Details
Ideologues and Redistribution: Evidence from Democracies and Dictatorships View Paper Details