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The political consequences of party system change

Nwokora, Zim and Pelizzo, Riccardo 2015, The political consequences of party system change, Politics & policy, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 453-473, doi: 10.1111/polp.12124.

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Title The political consequences of party system change
Author(s) Nwokora, Zim
Pelizzo, Riccardo
Journal name Politics & policy
Volume number 43
Issue number 4
Start page 453
End page 473
Total pages 21
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-08
ISSN 1555-5623
Keyword(s) Party systems
Political systems
Comparative politics
Measuring party system change
Frequency
Scope
Variety
Index of fluidity
Party systems effects
Interparty competition
Cross-national studies
Party system stability
Instability
Public policy
Foreign investment
Rule of law
Summary This article engages one of the important gaps in the literature on party system effects: the consequences of party system change. We discuss how existing empirical approaches to party system change do not actually capture the changeability of patterns of party competition, which is the most direct understanding of the term “party system.” We propose a measure that does exactly this: the index of fluidity. Applying this measure to countries in South East Asia, we show that party system change is associated with harmful effects, including lower foreign direct investment and deterioration of the rule of law.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/polp.12124
Field of Research 1605 Policy And Administration
1606 Political Science
160699 Political Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30081084

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