One or multiple partisanship? : The importance of the electoral system

Autor principal:
Sandra Bermúdez Torres (Hertie School of Governance)
Sesión 1
Día: miércoles, 18 de septiembre de 2013
Hora: 15:00 a 17:30
Lugar: E10SEM05

Scholars have long debated about the dynamics of partisanship. Nevertheless, it is still unclear how voters update their partisanship according to the dynamics of the party competition and the incentives that the electoral system provides. The argument is that people can identify with more than one party according to the electoral viability of political parties and the district magnitude. To test this assumption the Spanish case is analysed, combining individual and district level data.

Palabras clave: Party identification, electoral viability, electoral sytem