Book 2009

Political Parties and Legislative Party Switching

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ISBN: 978-1-349-37425-0 (Print) 978-0-230-62255-5 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. The Importance of Party Switching

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-28

      Introduction: Legislative Party Switching, Parties, and Party Systems

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      Chapter

      Pages 29-51

      Integrating Theoretical and Empirical Models of Party Switching

  3. Party Switching and Representation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 53-53

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      Chapter

      Pages 55-79

      Switching Equilibria

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      Chapter

      Pages 81-108

      Party Switching and the Procedural Party Agenda in the US House of Representatives

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      Chapter

      Pages 109-144

      Party Switching in Brazil: Causes, Effects, and Representation

  4. Party Switching, Party Competition, and Policy Making

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-145

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      Chapter

      Pages 147-172

      Party Group Switching in the European Parliament

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      Chapter

      Pages 173-199

      Legislator Preferences, Party Desires: The Impact of Party Switching on Legislative Party Positions

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      Chapter

      Pages 201-229

      Timing Matters: Incentives for Party Switching and Stages of Parliamentary Cycles

  5. Party Switching and the Dynamics of Party Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 231-231

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      Chapter

      Pages 233-263

      Competition for Power: Party Switching and Party System Change in Japan

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      Chapter

      Pages 265-285

      Party Switching, Party Systems, and Political Representation

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      Chapter

      Pages 287-293

      Conclusions

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 295-316