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New Parties in Old Party Systems: Persistence and Decline in Seventeen Democracies

Nicole Bolleyer


This book addresses a pertinent yet neglected issue in comparative party research: why are some new parties that enter national parliament able to defend a niche on the national level, while other fail to do so? Unlike most existing studies, which strongly focuses on electoral (short-term) success or particular party families, this book examines the conditions for the organizational persistence and electoral sustainability of the 140, organizationally new parties that entered their national parliaments in 17 democracies from 1968–2011 covering a wide variety of programmatic profiles and perfor ... More

Keywords: new parties, party organization, party origin, institutionalization, advanced democracies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199646067
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646067.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Bolleyer, author
Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Exeter