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What explains mainstream party decline across Europe?

Spoon, Jae-Jae and Klüver, Heike (2019) What explains mainstream party decline across Europe? Democratic Audit Blog (12 Mar 2019). Blog Entry.

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In new research on party systems in 16 European countries, Jae-Jae Spoon and Heike Klüver demonstrate that, as mainstream parties have converged towards the political centre, voters are switching support to more extreme parties on the right and left. This has significant implications for how mainstream parties can distinguish themselves while still attracting voters, and for government formation in increasingly fragmented systems.

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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2021 20:06
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:51

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