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Political Parties and Legislative Party Switching

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Importance of Party Switching

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction: Legislative Party Switching, Parties, and Party Systems

      • William B. Heller, Carol Mershon
      Pages 3-28
    3. Integrating Theoretical and Empirical Models of Party Switching

      • William B. Heller, Carol Mershon
      Pages 29-51
  3. Party Switching and Representation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 53-53
    2. Switching Equilibria

      • Norman Schofield
      Pages 55-79
  4. Party Switching, Party Competition, and Policy Making

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-145
    2. Party Group Switching in the European Parliament

      • Gail McElroy, Kenneth Benoit
      Pages 147-172
  5. Party Switching and the Dynamics of Party Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 231-231
    2. Party Switching, Party Systems, and Political Representation

      • Marcus Kreuzer, Vello Pettai
      Pages 265-285
    3. Conclusions

      • William B. Heller, Carol Mershon
      Pages 287-293
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 295-316

About this book

Political parties and democratic politics go hand in hand. Since parties matter, it matters too when elected politicians change party affiliation. This book shows why, when, and to what effect politicians switch parties in pursuit of their goals, as constrained by institutions and in response to their environments.

Keywords

  • Institution
  • parliament
  • policy
  • politics

About the authors


WILLIAM P. HELLER is Associate Professor of Political Science, Binghamton University, USA.
CAROL MERSHON is Associate Professor, Department of Politics, University of Virginia, USA. 

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eBook USD 69.99
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  • ISBN: 978-0-230-62255-5
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Softcover Book USD 89.99
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Hardcover Book USD 119.99
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