Issue Diversification: Which Niche Parties Can Succeed Electorally by Broadening Their Agenda?

@article{Bergman2020IssueDW,
  title={Issue Diversification: Which Niche Parties Can Succeed Electorally by Broadening Their Agenda?},
  author={Matthew E Bergman and Henry Flatt},
  journal={Political Studies},
  year={2020},
  volume={68},
  pages={710 - 730}
}
This work proposes an explanation for nationalist party success based on successful issue competition. Niche parties, it has been argued, gain votes by concentrating on their “owned” issues, such as environmentalism for green parties and mono-culturalism for nationalists. We argue that nationalist parties may increase their vote share by engaging in issue competition with mainstream parties and expanding the diversity of issues emphasized in their platforms. Because of their position and… Expand
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