In the era of «small government», policy was considered the right way to conceive the role of the state in society and in the economy. This was intended as a perspective able to reduce the room for politics, considered a (dangerous) clash of power and party interests, and ideology. Given the current return of «big government», how does one deal with the unavoidable return of politics? In this paper we construct a model showing that politics should be considered purposely in a rational setting, to support effective policy, insofar as the state and its activities need substantial consensus.

Is the pendulum swinging back? Policy and politics in the return of big government / Magnani, Marco; Seravalli, Gilberto. - In: RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI. - ISSN 0035-676X. - CXVII, 1:(2009), pp. 61-84.

Is the pendulum swinging back? Policy and politics in the return of big government

MAGNANI, Marco;SERAVALLI, Gilberto
2009-01-01

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In the era of «small government», policy was considered the right way to conceive the role of the state in society and in the economy. This was intended as a perspective able to reduce the room for politics, considered a (dangerous) clash of power and party interests, and ideology. Given the current return of «big government», how does one deal with the unavoidable return of politics? In this paper we construct a model showing that politics should be considered purposely in a rational setting, to support effective policy, insofar as the state and its activities need substantial consensus.
Is the pendulum swinging back? Policy and politics in the return of big government / Magnani, Marco; Seravalli, Gilberto. - In: RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI. - ISSN 0035-676X. - CXVII, 1:(2009), pp. 61-84.
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