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The number of party mergers is likely to increase in advanced democracies

Ibenskas, Raimondas (2016) The number of party mergers is likely to increase in advanced democracies. Democratic Audit UK (11 Apr 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Many of the important political parties in European democracies today (including the UK Liberal Democrats) resulted from the permanent unification of smaller parties. Such mergers can have major consequences on party competition, electoral outcomes and government formation. Raimondas Ibenskas discusses the results of a recent comparative study on party mergers in 24 European democracies by analysing their costs and benefits for political parties.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 13:23
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2020 23:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80758

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