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The New Party Challenge: Changing Cycles of Party Birth and Death in Central Europe and Beyond

Tim Haughton and Kevin Deegan-Krause


Why are there so many new parties? Why do so few of them survive? And why are they appearing and disappearing in so many more countries these days? Based on hundreds of interviews with party leaders, activists and voters and three decades of election results across Europe, The New Party Challenge introduces new tools for mapping and measuring party systems and develops an integrated conceptual framework for analysing the dynamics of party politics, particularly the birth and death of parties. The book charts and explains the patterns of politics in Central Europe since 1989, and then shows how ... More

Keywords: new parties, party systems, corruption, anti-establishment, populism, volatility, party organization, quality of democracy, birth-death cycles, Central and Eastern Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198812920
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198812920.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Haughton, author
Reader (Associate Professor) in European Politics, University of Birmingham

Kevin Deegan-Krause, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, Wayne State University