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

Alan Ware

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564439
eISBN:
9780191721526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564439.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This book examines the role played by the parties themselves in two-party systems. It rejects the argument that the behaviour of the parties is determined largely by social forces or by the supposed ... More


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


A Crisis of Institutionalization: The Collapse of the UCD in Spain

Richard Gunther and Jonathan Hopkin

in Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246748
eISBN:
9780191599385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246742.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Political parties are such a fundamental part of democratic political life that they take on an appearance of stability and solidity that is rarely questioned—hence, when a political party collapses, ... 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


Party-System Collapse: The Roots of Crisis in Peru and Venezuela

Jason Seawright

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782364
eISBN:
9780804783927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782364.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Most party systems are relatively stable over time. Yet in the 1980s and 1990s, established party systems in Peru and Venezuela broke down, leading to the elections of outsider Alberto Fujimori and ... More


Party-System Collapse in South America

in Party-System Collapse: The Roots of Crisis in Peru and Venezuela

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782364
eISBN:
9780804783927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782364.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the history of the collapse of the party-system in Peru and Venezuela. This book investigates what motivated most Peruvian and Venezuelan voters to abandon the ... More


Collapse and the Experience of Politics

in Party-System Collapse: The Roots of Crisis in Peru and Venezuela

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782364
eISBN:
9780804783927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782364.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the consequences of party-system collapse for how voters in Peru and Venezuela think about government and politics. It analyzes the link among the constituent parts of the ... More


Corruption and the Collapse of Party Identification

in Party-System Collapse: The Roots of Crisis in Peru and Venezuela

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782364
eISBN:
9780804783927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782364.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role of the decline in identification with the traditional parties in party-system collapse in Peru and Venezuela, analyzes election data during the process of party-system ... More


Explaining Parties' Degree of Ideological Flexibility

in Party-System Collapse: The Roots of Crisis in Peru and Venezuela

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782364
eISBN:
9780804783927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782364.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role of the degree of ideological flexibility of traditional political parties in Peru and Venezuela in the collapse of the party-system. It compares the strategic ... More


Economics, Societal Crisis, and Anxiety

in Party-System Collapse: The Roots of Crisis in Peru and Venezuela

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782364
eISBN:
9780804783927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782364.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter compares the political and economic crises that form the context for party-system collapse in Peru and Venezuela, analyzes the changes in vote share of governing parties during the ... More


Outsiders and Neopopulism: The Road to Plebiscitary Democracy

René Antonio Mayorga

in The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752787
eISBN:
9780804767910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the roots of neopopulism and the emergence of outsider politicians in the Andean countries. It identifies the causes for the emergence of outsiders and their rise to power, ... More


Voter Affect and the Demise of Party Systems

in Party-System Collapse: The Roots of Crisis in Peru and Venezuela

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782364
eISBN:
9780804783927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782364.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes voter affect and the psychological mechanism connecting citizens' attitudes with the decision to vote in favor of party-system collapse in Peru and Venezuela. It describes an ... More


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