The short-term and long-term effects of institutional reforms on party system nationalization

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dc.contributor.author Simón Cosano, Pablo
dc.contributor.author Guinjoan, Marc
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-21T17:43:09Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-21T17:43:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Simón, P., & Guinjoan, M. (2017). The short-term and long-term effects of institutional reforms on party system nationalization. Comparative European Politics,16 (5), pp. 762-782.
dc.identifier.issn 1472-4790
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34597
dc.description.abstract The impact of institutions on party system nationalization has traditionally been examined in a cross-national fashion. However, while in some cases institutional reforms may be expected to immediately affect party nationalization, in others, changes might take place over subsequent elections. In this paper, we argue that reforms affecting mainly elite coordination-such as decentralization-will take a longer time to have an impact on party system nationalization than reforms related to the mechanical effects of electoral laws, i.e. changes in the electoral system. In order to test this argument, we use error-correction models to test the impact of electoral reforms on party system nationalization in democratic elections held in 22 Western and Eastern European countries from 1945 to 2012. In accordance with our arguments, we show that both decentralization and the number of districts elected in the legislative power will have an impact on party system nationalization, but that the impact of the latter will manifest itself earlier.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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dc.subject.other Party system nationalization
dc.subject.other Error-correction models
dc.subject.other Institutional reforms
dc.subject.other Decentralization
dc.subject.other Number of districts
dc.subject.other Electoral systems
dc.title The short-term and long-term effects of institutional reforms on party system nationalization
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Política
dc.subject.eciencia Sociología
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1057/s41295-017-0100-3
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 762
dc.identifier.publicationissue 5
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 782
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Comparative European Politics
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 16
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000023036
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