This article studies the effect of changes of government on the development of government agendas from the “Speeches from the Throne” in the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands and Denmark. In addition to the theory of the mandate, the explanations in terms of political heritage and the intrusion of issues are also tested. Despite their undeniable differences, the four countries studied have very similar dynamics in their executive agendas, which are not greatly affected by changes in government. In addition, over the long term, the economic issue, which has been dominant for a long time, is declining almost simultaneously in the four countries, to the benefit of the intrusion of new issues.
Breeman, G. E., Chaqués, L., Green-Pedersen, C., Jennings, W., Mortensen, P. B., Palau Roque, A., & Timmermans, A. (2009). Comparer les agendas gouvernementaux: les ‘discours du Trône’ aux Pays-Bas, au Royaume-Uni, au Danemark et en Espagne. Revue internationale de politique comparée, 16(3), 405-421. https://doi.org/10.3917/ripc.163.0405