This book addresses a number of controversies in political economy of political support in three Anglo-American polities—Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. It addresses a range of theoretical issues concerning which variables properly belong in political economy models.
1. Introduction: Contemporary Political Economy 2. The Economics and Politics of Presidential Approval: The Reagan Years 3. Through a Glass Darkly: Economic Evaluations and Governing Party Support in Mrs. Thatcher's Britain 4. The Dynamics of Third-Party Support: The British Liberals and the Alliance, 1979–1987 5. Regional Political-Economic Contexts and Party Support in Canada, 1985–1988 6. Campaign Context, Economic Evaluations, and Electoral Choice: The 1988 American Presidential Election 7. "It's Their Fault!" The Economics and Politics of Governing Party Support in Canada Since 1988 8. Macroeconomic Theories and Political Interests: The Political Business Cycle 9. International Developments and Presidential Factors: Political Business Cycles in the United States