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Are there any benefits to divided parliamentary parties?

Merkley, Eric (2019) Are there any benefits to divided parliamentary parties? Democratic Audit Blog (07 Feb 2019). Blog Entry.

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Intra-party dissent is generally considered a bad thing – for parties seeking power and for voters wishing to make sense of political conflicts. However, using a survey experiment to test people’s responses to different forms of intra-party policy disputes, Eric Merkley finds that there are circumstances in which voters find moderate divisions useful as cues for evaluating policy choices in light of their own preferences.

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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: 06 Jan 2021 20:03
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:58

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