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Larger parties at the centre of the political spectrum are more likely to be representative of their voters than smaller, more extreme parties.

Belchior, Ana (2013) Larger parties at the centre of the political spectrum are more likely to be representative of their voters than smaller, more extreme parties. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (15 Apr 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

What factors influence how closely the positions of political parties match the positions of their voters? Based on a study of 189 parties across Europe, Ana Belchior identifies some of the key variables that explain congruence between the positions of politicians and voters. Her primary conclusion is that parties in the centre of the political spectrum are more likely to be representative than those on the left or right.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 15:23
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72699

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