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Published: 09 July 2021

320 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198823605

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Party System Closure

Party Alliances, Government Alternatives, and Democracy in Europe

Fernando Casal Bértoa and Zsolt Enyedi

Comparative Politics

  • A unique dataset, containing information on the ministerial composition of more than a thousand governments, 65 European party systems across more than 170 years
  • Provides a new conceptual framework structured around the notions of party system closure, party blocs, and poles of parties
  • A comprehensive analysis of the determinants and consequences of party system institutionalization, using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods