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Do leadership-dominated parties change more?
|Published in||Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. 2018, vol. 28, no. 3, p. 349-360|
|Abstract||It is often assumed that political parties have more fluid party platforms than in the past because internal veto players – like party activists – have lost the power to restrain the office-seeking party elite. Several case studies subscribe to this view. However, there is no systematic assessment of this relationship. Using new data this research note investigates this relationship and finds a clear positive effect of leadership domination on party platform change. With leadership domination increasing over time, our model predicts increasing fluidity in party platforms. This note provides a motivational and a numerical argument in favor of this hypothesis, considers alternative hypotheses and provides empirical evidence for the claim using two different datasets.|
|SCHUMACHER, Gijs, GIGER, Nathalie. Do leadership-dominated parties change more?. In: Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, 2018, vol. 28, n° 3, p. 349-360. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:109697|