Ideas tagged with political parties

Weak Link Theory of U.S. Political Party Platforms

Why do Republicans no longer support free trade? Neoliberal trade policy was a hallmark of the Regan years (Wilson, 1993). The Trump administration ended this decades-long consensus. Per Ehrlich & Gahagan (2023), an ANES survey found only 33.1% of Republicans favor free trade. How can a poli...

By Peter Clark

The End of the Party: A New Approach to Parliamentary Democracy

Today’s party democracy suffers from two issues. First, members of parliament (MPs) should represent voters’ opinions. Yet their free mandate often suffers from obligations to vote in accordance with party interests and is therefore overridden by the group ([Cohen, 2003](

By Tanja Gabriele Baudson