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Author Meguid, Bonnie M., 1973-

Title Party competition between unequals : strategies and electoral fortunes in Western Europe / Bonnie M. Meguid
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 315 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; Acknowledgments; 1 The Niche Party Phenomenon; 2 Position, Salience, and Ownership: A Strategic Theory of Niche Party Success; 3 An Analysis of Niche Party Fortunes in Western Europe; 4 A Theory of Strategic Choice; 5 Stealing the Environmental Title: British Mainstream Party Strategies and the Containment of the Green Party; 6 "The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend": French Mainstream Party Strategies and the Success of the French Front National
Summary Meguid explores how and why established parties undermine niche parties or use them against other mainstream opponents
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-303) and index
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Subject Political parties -- Europe, Western -- Case studies.
Power (Social sciences) -- Europe, Western -- Case studies.
Europe, Western -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
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