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An empirical analysis to the structure of policy conflicts

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2012, 23(2), pp.25-51
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

Sung-Bok Park 1

1대구대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study purports to positively analyze and recover the structure or ideological dimensions of policy conflicts, which can be seen in citizens' policy preferences and inferred preferences by citizens of major political figures and institutions. Here, the structure or ideological dimension is composed of a small amount of dimensions that compress and summarize policy issue conflicts. For this, I recover positively the structure of policy conflicts composed a small amount of ideological dimensions from the multidimensional policy space which is composed of a variety of policy issues, and identify citizens' preferred points and inferred preferences of major political figures and institutions in a simplified space made by the structure. Here, ideology can be understood as merely such political labels as conservatism, reformism, new liberalism, neo-conservatism, etc., or inner predictive dimensions related to policy conflicts. Herein, this study, first, modifies and utilized the models from the perspective of modern spatical theory of voting among the public choice theories to the purpose of this research. Secondly, it positively analyzes and recovers the structure of policy conflicts by the utilization of such modified models. Thirdly, it identifies citizens' preferred ideological points and inferred ideological preferences of major political figures and institutions in a simplified space made by the ideological structure.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.