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The Resource Parties, elections and electoral contests : competition and contamination effects, Marc Guinjoan

Parties, elections and electoral contests : competition and contamination effects, Marc Guinjoan

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Parties, elections and electoral contests : competition and contamination effects
Title
Parties, elections and electoral contests
Title remainder
competition and contamination effects
Statement of responsibility
Marc Guinjoan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
According to the Duvergerian theories, in the long run, only viable parties are expected to stand for elections. Non-viable parties should join a pre-electoral coalition with another party or withdraw from competition entirely. Why then do non-viable political parties throughout the world systematically continue presenting candidates? This book responds to this evident but unanswered question to create a general theory about deviations from the Duvergerian equilibrium. The author argues that, far from being just a random or irrational decision, the choice of political parties to present candidates when they do not expect to achieve representation can be explained by the overlap of electoral arenas, that generate opportunities for viable parties to present candidates where they are non-viable. In sum, political parties will take advantage of their viability in an arena to present candidacies in other arenas where they do not have chances to become viable. The building of this new theory on electoral contamination allows the construction of a new and more encompassing conceptual framework through which to make sense of what, until now, has been understood as disparate phenomena and contributes to a better understanding of political parties' strategic behaviour.--
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Provided by Publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
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Guinjoan i Cesena, Marc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political parties
  • Opposition (Political science)
  • Politics, Practical
  • Political culture
Label
Parties, elections and electoral contests : competition and contamination effects, Marc Guinjoan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Foreword, Ignacio Lago; Introduction; The Duvergerian gravity and the emergence of contamination effects; Contamination effects: the institutional and sociological incentives to compete; Contamination effects: the organisational incentives to compete; Qualitative empirical analysis: the organisational incentives to compete; Quantitative empirical analysis: the institutional and sociological determinants to compete; Conclusions; Appendix; References; Index
Control code
FIEb17587220
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 172 pages
Isbn
9781472439086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)878224511
Label
Parties, elections and electoral contests : competition and contamination effects, Marc Guinjoan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Foreword, Ignacio Lago; Introduction; The Duvergerian gravity and the emergence of contamination effects; Contamination effects: the institutional and sociological incentives to compete; Contamination effects: the organisational incentives to compete; Qualitative empirical analysis: the organisational incentives to compete; Quantitative empirical analysis: the institutional and sociological determinants to compete; Conclusions; Appendix; References; Index
Control code
FIEb17587220
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 172 pages
Isbn
9781472439086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)878224511

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