Replication data for "Set on Competing: Contamination Effects and Parties’ Entry Decisions in Mass Elections" (Thesis doctoral UPF, 2012) & "Parties, Elections and Viable Contests. Competition and Contamination Effects" (Ashgate Publishing, 2014)

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Guinjoan, Marc. Replication data for "Set on Competing: Contamination Effects and Parties’ Entry Decisions in Mass Elections" (Thesis doctoral UPF, 2012) & "Parties, Elections and Viable Contests. Competition and Contamination Effects" (Ashgate Publishing, 2014). 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10230/16502
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dc.contributor.author Guinjoan, Marc
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-06T17:18:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-06T17:18:10Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/16502
dc.description Data in Stata format (.dta) and CSV. Replication data for Stata (.do) and codebook instructions.
dc.description Dades en format Stata (.dta) i CSV. Rèplica dels resultats per Stata (.do). Inclou llibre de codis.
dc.description Replication data for "Parties, Elections and Viable Contests. Competition and Contamination Effects" (Ashgate Publishing, 2014) & "Set on Competing: Contamination Effects and Parties’ Entry Decisions in Mass Elections" (Thesis doctoral UPF, 2012).
dc.description.abstract According to the Duvergerian theory only viable parties would be expected to stand for elections alone in the long run whereas non-viable parties would be thought to join a pre-electoral coalition with another party or to withdraw from competition. However, non-viable political parties throughout the world have been shown to continue presenting candidates, calling into question the Duvergerian theories. Departing from the paradox that more parties than those that are expected stand elections, I argue that the overlap of electoral arenas generates opportunities for viable parties to present candidacies in arenas where they are non-viable. Through in-depth interviews to political leaders in Canada and Spain I show that the overlap of electoral arenas turns the decision to present candidacies when non-viable into the dominant strategy, whereas coalescing or withdrawing become suboptimal alternatives. This situation leads to an extra supply of parties competing to what the Duvergerian theories predict. Through a cross-national quantitative analysis with data from 46 countries I address the institutional and the sociological determinants that account for variation in the number of parties competing even if non-viable.
dc.description.abstract D’acord amb les teories Duvergerianes a llarg termini només els partits polítics viables s’haurien de presentar en solitari a les eleccions, mentre que els partits no viables haurien de crear coalicions preelectorals o retirar-se de la competició. Tanmateix, partits no viables d’arreu del món continuen presentant candidatures, posant en qüestió les teories Duvergerianes. Partint de la paradoxa que més partits dels que és esperat presenten candidats, argumento que la superposició d’arenes electorals genera oportunitats per partits viables perquè presentin candidatures en arenes on no són viables. Mitjançant entrevistes en profunditat a líders polítics del Canadà i d’Espanya mostro com la superposició d’arenes electorals ha convertit la decisió de presentar candidatures quan no s’és viable en l’estratègia dominant, mentre que crear coalicions o retirar-se de la competició són alternatives subòptimes. Aquesta situació porta a un excés d’oferta de partits polítics competint en comparació amb el que les teories de Duverger prediuen. Mitjançant una anàlisi comparada amb dades per 46 països analitzo els mecanismes institucionals i sociològics que expliquen variació en el nombre de partits polítics que competeixen quan no són viables.
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dc.title Replication data for "Set on Competing: Contamination Effects and Parties’ Entry Decisions in Mass Elections" (Thesis doctoral UPF, 2012) & "Parties, Elections and Viable Contests. Competition and Contamination Effects" (Ashgate Publishing, 2014)
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