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Why Major Parties Collapse

Alan Ware

in The Dynamics of Two-Party Politics: Party Structures and the Management of Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564439
eISBN:
9780191721526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564439.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter and the next one examine why previously major parties might lose that status and become minor parties. It argues that Schelling's idea of a ‘focal arbiter’ is useful in explaining why ... More


Major Party Collapse and Conflict on Two Fronts

Alan Ware

in The Dynamics of Two-Party Politics: Party Structures and the Management of Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564439
eISBN:
9780191721526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564439.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter continues the analysis of party collapse by focussing in detail on three cases of collapse at the national level in democracies. These involved the Whig party in the US (1850s), the ... More


The UK Geddes Axe of the 1920s in Perspective

Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz

in When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265734
eISBN:
9780191771941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265734.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The UK ‘Geddes Axe’ initiated under the Lloyd George coalition government in the 1920s became a byword for spending cuts in a slump. It comprised the largest expenditure squeeze in the UK between ... More


Creating political space for ‘dissidents’? the extent of ideological compromise by Sinn Féin and ‘Provisional’ republicanism

S.A. Whiting

in Spoiling the peace?: The threat of dissident Republicans to peace in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095726
eISBN:
9781781708767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095726.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The evolution within Sinn Féin and ‘Provisional’ republicanism involved the broadening of ideas, the rearranging of principles and a change of tactics. The sum of these parts was a considerable ... More


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