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Competition Between Unequals: The Role of Mainstream Party Strategy in Niche Party Success
What accounts for variation in the electoral success of niche parties? Although institutional and sociological explanations of single-issue party strength have been dominant, they tend to removeExpand
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Party Competition between Unequals: Strategies and Electoral Fortunes in Western Europe
1. The niche party phenomenon 2. Position, salience, and ownership: a strategic theory of niche party success 3. An analysis of niche party fortunes in Western Europe 4. A theory of strategic choiceExpand
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Issue salience, issue ownership, and issue-based vote choice
Abstract According to the issue ownership theory of voting, voters identify the most credible party proponent of a particular issue and cast their ballots for that issue owner. Despite the centralityExpand
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Endogenous Institutions: The Origins of Compulsory Voting Laws
Between 1862 and 1998, 20 democracies adopted compulsory voting laws, the majority in Western Europe and Latin America. Although there is a broad literature on the effects of compulsory voting onExpand
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Bringing Government Back to the People? The Impact of Political Decentralization on Voter Engagement in Western Europe
This paper examines how political decentralization affects levels of voter engagement. Political actors have often justified processes of political decentralization as means to “bring government backExpand
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Multi-Level Elections and Party Fortunes: The Electoral Impact of Decentralization in Western Europe
Despite an extensive literature on the consequences of political and fiscal decentralization for a variety of outcomes, little is known about these reforms’ effects on the parties that implement themExpand
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