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Cartelisation, Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. (Forum för politiskt beteende)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. (Statsvetenskap)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0404-9496
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

It is often suggested that political parties are becoming increasingly alike, and that party politics has turned into an elite affair where political professionals collude to further their self-interest rather than work to represent the interests of their constituents. In recent decades this diagnosis has been famously associated with Richard Katz and Peter Mair’s cartel party theory. Yet so far this controversial thesis has not been subjected to systematic empirical scrutiny, nor has its conceptual and normative underpinnings been properly considered. In this volume a group of political scientists with different specialisations take on this task, focusing empirically on the Swedish party system, which the originators of the cartel party theory have suggested is especially conducive to the formation of party cartels. Collecting new and unique qualitative and quantitative data, the volume casts serious doubt on the validity of the cartel party theory as an explanation for party system change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: ECPR Press, 2018, 1. , p. 247
Keywords [en]
political parties, parliament, professionalization, cartel party, mass media, gender, European Union, representation, democracy, internal party democracy, policy convergence, party conflict
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71003ISBN: 978-1-78552-254-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-71003DiVA, id: diva2:1184037
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Party Government in Flux: Changing Conditions for the Party Groups in the Swedish Riksdag
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RRD10-1373:1The Crafoord Foundation, 20120687Available from: 2018-02-20 Created: 2018-02-20 Last updated: 2018-03-26

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