Governments, Parties, and Public Sector Employees: Canada, United States, Britain, and France

Governments, Parties, and Public Sector Employees: Canada, United States, Britain, and France

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Public sector employees, as part of both society and government, offer an excellent case study to test the autonomy of politics from society. After rigorous research, André Blais, Donald E. Blake, and Stéphane Dion confirm that in the great majority of cases the Left is indeed more generous to employees than the Right, with some unusual and provocative exceptions. There is an alliance, albeit a loose one, between public sector employees and the Left, an alliance consistent over time in Europe and North America. Governments, Parties, and Public Sector Employees also shows that when the Left has to choose between more employment and higher wages for public employees, it tends to choose the former, suggesting that ideology is more important than supporters' pressures in inducing party divergence.

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ISBN-13: 9780773516960
Publisher: Mcgill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 06/18/1997
Series: Pitt Series in Policy and Institutional Studies
Pages: 220

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