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Italian Parties: Change and Functionality

Luciano Bardi

in Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240562
eISBN:
9780191600296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

For over forty years, Italy was seen as a ‘party government’ system, with a party system that was extremely fragmented, consisting of up to 10 national parties, at least seven of which could at any ... More


Meaningful Choices: Does Parties’ Supply Matter?

Bernhard Wessels and Hermann Schmitt

in Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716334
eISBN:
9780191784934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716334.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter asks under which conditions elections are most meaningful by looking at (a) the contribution of institutions, (b) the supply side of politics, and (c) the demand side. Emphasis is placed ... More


Voters’ Motivations: How and Why Short-Term Factors Grow in Importance

Bernhard Weßels

in Voters on the Move or on the Run?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199662630
eISBN:
9780191756191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662630.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analysis reasons for issue voting going beyond the claim in the literature that cognitive mobilization and the decline of cleavage politics is the explanation. The focus is on a utility ... More


Voters on the Move or on the Run?

Bernhard Weßels, Hans Rattinger, Sigrid Roßteutscher, and Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck

in Voters on the Move or on the Run?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199662630
eISBN:
9780191756191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662630.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter discusses the findings in the book against the background of the two dimensions of electoral change, namely heterogeneity and complexity. Results clearly show a structured ... More


Leaving the Space—Opening the Gap?: Electoral Effects of Parties’ and Voters’ Repositioning

Bernhard Weßels

in The Changing German Voter

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780198847519
eISBN:
9780191882197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847519.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Examining the German case in the wider Western European context for the period 1996–2017, the chapter investigates the role of supply and demand factors for vote switching in general and switching to ... More


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