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Nevertheless, what is perhaps the most formal analysis of electoral competition between parties - that of Anthony Downs - in large part depends on the assumption that electorates have ideologies. 1s The most distinctive aspect of his analysis is the explanation of the behaviour of political parties faced by an electorate with sufficiently coherent ideologies that they can all be located on a left-right continuum. For different configurations of ideology within the electorate, Downs claims to show what will be the optimum number of parties in this polity and the optimum issue stances and ideologies for them to adopt.

We have argued that a central component of this concept is the idea of citizens autonomously choosing their life-styles and their main values. Although the liberal values the highest possible autonomy for all citizens in making these choices, he only allows certain kinds of wants to be ignored by public-policy makers. These are wants acquired when the citizen could make no autonomous choices in their selection; they are the ones he acquires as a result of manipulation by others. But how is the polity to be organised so that the interests of all can be best promoted by the government?

That is, a person does not have to be selfinterested for it to be correctly stated of him that he has an interest in outcomes that will increase his wealth, power, status or other social resources. In this sense a person's interests are necessarily those goods that provide opportunities for the satisfaction of the most common wants in western societies. It is this notion of interest as self-interest that Barry adopts. He assimilates this with 'interests' as related to chosen lifestyle and primary values.

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