Party System Change in Legislatures Worldwide: Moving Outside the Electoral Arena

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In this book, Carol Mershon and Olga Shvetsova explore one of the central questions in democratic politics: How much autonomy do elected politicians have to shape and reshape the party system on their own, without the direct involvement of voters in elections? Mershon and Shvetsova's theory focuses on the choices of party membership made by legislators while serving in office. It identifies the inducements and impediments to legislators' changes of partisan affiliation, and integrates strategic and institutional approaches to the study of parties and party systems. With empirical analyses comparing nine countries that differ in electoral laws, territorial governance, and executive-legislative relations, Mershon and Shvetsova find that strategic incumbents have the capacity to reconfigure the party system as established in elections. Representatives are motivated to bring about change by opportunities arising during the parliamentary term, and are deterred from doing so by the elemental democratic practice of elections.

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Most people think of political parties as operating in the electoral arena, and see party strengths as determined at elections. This book takes a different view, emphasizing the discretion that politicians have to change the party system while they serve in office. Outside the electoral arena, these officeholders can change their party membership, moving between parliamentary parties, thus introducing change to the party system without the direct involvement of voters. This book explains why, how, and under what conditions this process of change occurs.

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Carol Mershon is an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. She received her PhD in Political Science, with distinction, from Yale University. She has taught at the Institut d'tudes Politiques de Lille, served as political science program director at the National Science Foundation, and is a former president of the American Political Science Association's Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society. Mershon's articles have appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies and the Journal of Politics, among others. She is the author of The Costs of Coalition (2002) and the co-editor of Political Parties and Legislative Party Switching (2009). The recipient of two awards from the National Science Foundation, Mershon has also held two Fulbright grants and a Social Science Research Council Fellowship.

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