Candidate campaigning in parliamentary systems

  title={Candidate campaigning in parliamentary systems},
  author={Rune Karlsen and Eli Skogerb{\o}},
  journal={Party Politics},
  pages={428 - 439}
The individualization of politics is usually studied in relation to party leaders. Using new data from the Norwegian Candidate Survey 2009 and in-depth interviews with 29 top candidates, in this article we study whether candidates in the Norwegian 2009 parliamentary election ran party-centred or individualized campaigns. We distinguish between the organizational aspects and the communicative focus of the candidates’ campaigns. Moreover, we argue theoretically and show empirically how campaigns… 

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