Political Parties and Legislative Party Switching

Political Parties and Legislative Party Switching

by William Heller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230607551

ISBN-13: 9780230607552

Pub. Date: 06/23/2009

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230607552
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/23/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface List of Tables and Figures PART I:THE IMPORTANCE OF PARTY SWITCHING Introduction: Legislative Party Switching, Parties, and Party Systems; W.B.Heller & C.Mershon Integrating Theoretical and Empirical Models of Party Switching; W.B.Heller & C.Mershon PART II: PARTY SWITCHING AND REPRESENTATION Switching Equilibria; N.Schofield Party Switching and the Procedural Party Agenda in the US House of Representatives; T.P.Nokken Party Switching in Brazil: Causes, Effects, and Representation; S.Desposato PART THREE: PARTY SWITCHING, PARTY COMPETITION, AND POLICY MAKING Party Group Switching in the European Parliament; G.McElroy & K.Benoit Legislator Preferences, Party Desires: Party Switching and the Foundations of Policy Making in Legislatures; W.B.Heller & C.Mershon Timing Matters: Incentives for Party Switching and Stages of Parliamentary Cycles; C.Mershon & O.Shvetsova PART FOUR: PARTY SWITCHING AND THE DYNAMICS OF PARTY SYSTEMS Competition for Power: Party Switching and Party System Change in Japan; J.Kato & K.Yamamoto Party Switching, Party Systems, and Political Representation; M.Kreuzer & V.Pettai Conclusions; W.B.Heller & C.Mershon Notes References Contributors Index

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