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Glazer, Amihai; Konrad, Kai A. (1995): The Electoral Politics of Extreme Policies. Papers / University of California, School of Social Sciences, 94-95-23
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Abstract

A government may adopt extreme policies (policies lying outside the interval between the ideal points of the political parties) for electoral purposes. It can benefit when a change in policy is costly and when the opposing party cannot commit to maintaining the status quo.