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Author Seawright, Jason, author

Title Party-system collapse : the roots of crisis in Peru and Venezuela / Jason Seawright
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 293 pages) : illustrations
Contents Party-system collapse in South America -- Characterizing party-system changes -- Economics, societal crisis, and anxiety -- Corruption and the collapse of party identification -- Ideological underrepresentation and voter defection -- Voter affect and the demise of party systems -- Explaining parties' degree of ideological flexibility -- Collapse and the experience of politics
Summary Most party systems are relatively stable over time. Yet in the 1980s and 1990s, established party systems in Peru and Venezuela broke down, leading to the elections of outsider Alberto Fujimori and anti-party populist Hugo Chavez. Focusing on these two cases, this book explores the causes of systemic collapse. The author argues that party-system collapse is motivated fundamentally by voter anger at the traditional political parties, which is produced by corruption scandals and failures of representation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Elections -- Peru.
Elections -- Venezuela.
Political parties -- Peru.
Political parties -- Venezuela.
Voting -- Peru.
Voting -- Venezuela.
Peru -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Venezuela -- Politics and government -- 1974-1999.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804783926 (electronic bk.)
9780804783927 (electronic bk.)