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Making the breakthrough into Parliament boosts the electoral success of smaller political parties

Dinas, Elias, Riera, Pedro and Roussias, Nasos (2015) Making the breakthrough into Parliament boosts the electoral success of smaller political parties. Democratic Audit UK (14 Jul 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Establishing the impact of legislative representation on parties’ subsequent electoral outcomes is very difficult due to how different parliamentary and non-parliamentary parties look. To address this problem, Elias Dinas, Pedro Riera and Nasos Roussias used an element that is quite common in multiparty systems – that is, legal thresholds of representation at the national level- and compared parties that are slightly above and barely below it. Looking at all post-WWII democracies with a national threshold of representation, they show that presence in parliament increases parties’ vote shares in the next election.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 13:36
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81091

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