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Staying in the first league: parliamentary representation and the electoral success of small parties

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Why are some small parties successful whereas others wither away? Despite the voluminous literature on parties and party families, we have a limited understanding of what explains small party success. Most studies tend to emphasize the role of social cleavages and electoral systems. Instead, we propose a new institutional explanation that treats entering parliament as a key resource for small parties. Parliamentary entrance signals organizational capacity and candidates’ appeal, and reduces u...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/psrm.2014.38

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Political Science Research and Methods More from this journal
Volume:
3
Issue:
02
Pages:
187-204
Publication date:
2015-05-02
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EISSN:
2049-8489
ISSN:
2049-8470
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pubs:697555
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uuid:f7b511a3-5fbf-48c4-aee4-3d688f669b5f
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pubs:697555
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697555
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2017-05-27

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