chapter  5
Position and salience in the policies of political actors
ByMICHAEL LAVER
Pages 10

The policies of political actors are fundamental to many analyses of political competition. While in everyday speech we talk in rather general terms about such policies, it quickly becomes clear when we begin to develop more precise models of political competition that the ‘policy’ of any given actor has a number of quite distinct elements. At the very least there are two major components of the policy of a given actor: position and salience.