Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Scope of Government$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ole Borre and Elinor Scarbrough

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198294740

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198294743.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 23 October 2020

Attitudes Towards the Size of Government

Attitudes Towards the Size of Government

(p.87) 4 Attitudes Towards the Size of Government
The Scope of Government

Beate M. Huseby

Oxford University Press

Focuses on public attitudes to the size and sphere of competence of governments, rather than on government policies per se, and on the factors determining whether such attitudes are expansionist or contractionist, i.e. calling for a wider or narrower scope for government responsibility. It presents statistics on public opinion on this question, and finds that, across Western Europe generally, it is ambivalent and inconclusive. It concludes with a discussion of variations between specific countries.

Keywords:   contractionism, expansionism, public opinion, scope of government

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .