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Party organization and party unity

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Show simple item record Little, Conor Farrell, David M. 2018-09-28T08:10:48Z 2017
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This chapter examines the crucial role that political parties play in maintaining a unified voting bloc in parliament. This party-based approach sets it apart from most existing studies in this area. The focus of this chapter is on the factors that incentivize MPs to vote in a unified manner. The chapter tests three hypotheses: (1) whether party unity is improved by greater party organizational strength; (2) whether the greater threat of disciplinary sanctions increases party unity; and (3) whether greater access to resources by MPs reduces party unity. The authors use the Political Party Database (PPDB) dataset to test these hypotheses in thirteen of Europe’s democracies, finding strong support for the third hypothesis, some support for the first hypothesis, but little support for the second hypothesis. This study adds an important new dimension to research on how institutions affect party unity by showing the distinct role party organizations can play in this regard.
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Organizing Representation: Political Parties, Representation, and Power, Susan E. Scarrow, Paul D. Webb, and Thomas Poguntke (eds) ;pt 2, chapter 12
dc.rights This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an chapter accepted for publication in Organizing Representation: Political Parties, Representation, and Power following peer review. The version of record is available online at: en_US
dc.subject parliamentary cohesion en_US
dc.subject parliamentary discipline en_US
dc.subject party unity en_US
dc.subject party strength en_US
dc.title Party organization and party unity en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2018-09-12T17:01:14Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/oso/9780198758631.001.0001 2019-06-29
dc.embargo.terms 2019-06-29 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US
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dc.description.status peer reviewed

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