Territory and Electoral Rules in Post-Communist Democracies

Hardcover | June 15, 2010

EditorDaniel BochslerbyDaniel Bochsler

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The book extends research on the territorial structure of party systems (party nationalisation) to 20 post-communist democracies. It explains party nationalisation as a consequence of ethnically oriented politics, and shows how party nationalisation can increase our understanding of electoral systems.

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The book extends research on the territorial structure of party systems (party nationalisation) to 20 post-communist democracies. It explains party nationalisation as a consequence of ethnically oriented politics, and shows how party nationalisation can increase our understanding of electoral systems.

DANIEL BOCHSLER is a Research Fellow at the Central European University, Hungary. He studies comparative politics, with a particular emphasis on the nationalisation of party systems and on electoral systems. His work has been published in Electoral Studies, Public Choice, Regional and Federal Studies, and the Swiss Political Science R...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.58 × 5.74 × 0.7 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230248276

ISBN - 13:9780230248274

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Electoral systems and party systems in the new European democracies
The puzzle of electoral systems impact in post-communist democracies
How to measure party nationalisation
Explaining the nationalisation of party systems in Central and Eastern Europe
How party systems develop in mixed electoral systems
Counting votes and places: The joint effect of electoral rules and territory
Conclusion: An institutional model to predict the number of parties in Central and Eastern Europe