Territory and Electoral Rules in Post-Communist Democracies
The book extends research on the territorial structure of party systems (party nationalization) to 20 post-communist democracies. It explains party nationalisation as a consequence of ethnically oriented politics, and shows how party nationalisation can increase our understanding of electoral systems.
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2 The Puzzle of Electoral Systems Impact in PostCommunist Democracies
3 How to Measure Party Nationalisation
4 Explaining the Nationalisation of Party Systems in Central and Eastern Europe
5 How Party Systems Develop in Mixed Electoral Systems
The Joint Effect of Electoral Rules and Territory
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A-ratios Albania Bochsler Bosnia and Herzegovina candidates Caramani Central and Eastern Chhibber coefficient concentration contamination Croatia disproportionality district magnitude Eastern Europe effect of electoral effective number elec elective parties electoral districts electoral results Estonia ethnic divisions ethnic minorities formula fractionalisation Gini coefficient high volatility Hungary impact large parties Latgale Latvia Lithuania low party nationalisation mandates measure mixed electoral systems mixed systems Moldova Moser national legal thresholds number of districts number of elective number of parliamentary number of parties number of seats OLS regression models outcomes party nationalisation score party sys party system party system change party system fragmentation plurality plurality/majority tier political parties post-communist countries post-communist democracies PR systems PR tier Russia S.E. VIF Sartori single-seat district systems single-seat district tier small parties social cleavages standardised strategic coordination systems in Central Taagepera and Shugart tems territorial units tion toral systems Ukraine variable vote share voters win seats