The Limits of Policy Feedback as a Party-Building Tool (WP-18-16)
Daniel Galvin and Chloe Thurston
The researchers outline the limits of policy feedback as a party-building tool. They make three arguments: First, policies do not always, or even very often, generate their own political supports. Second, even when they do, there is little reason to think they will cement partisan loyalties. Third, and finally, although policy-building and party-building are symbiotic and mutually dependent, they do fundamentally different things.