Theme Panel: Party System Nationalization: New Research Frontiers

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Theme Panel: Party System Nationalization: New Research Frontiers

Sat, September 3, 8:00 to 9:30am

Over the last 10, research on the nationalization of electoral politics has become a growing, innovative and complex field. Cutting-edge contributions have covered new regions, developed increasingly precise indicators capturing the variety of dimensions that this electoral phenomenon entails, and led to new databases and levels of analysis in parliamentary and presidential elections. Similarly, theoretical approaches of nationalization have progressed to an amazing extent inserting it, both as independent and dependent variable, in multivariate research designs, in particular designs addressing the impact on and of institutions, party organization ethnic fragmentation and economic factors. Furthermore, nationalization theories and indicators are now being applied to supranational forming electorates and party systems and merged with geographical information systems as is the case of the Constituency-Level Data Archive (CLEA). Finally, normative links between nationalization and the quality of representation have been made.
The goal of the panel is to gather some of the leading international researchers in the field to take stock of the progress of the last decade and to identify the most promising avenues of research for the coming decade. However, rather than simply indicating directions of future research the papers presented at the panel will take concrete steps in those directions based on original empirical analysis in papers that have not been published or presented so far. All papers address new theoretical questions with novel approaches and data based on current research.

View in the 2016 Online Program.

Chair:
Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Discussant:
Carolina De Miguel, University of Toronto
Deniele Caramani, University of Zurich

Papers:
District-Specific and Diffusion Effects in Party Development
Imke Harbers, University of Amsterdam
Nationalization and Retrospective Voting & Clarity of Responsibility
Scott Morgenstern, University of Pittsburgh
Economic Crises and the Nationalization of Party Systems
Ignacio Jurado, University of York
Sandra Leon, University of York
Electoral Systems, Ethnic Diversity and Party Systems in Developing Democracies
David I. Lublin, American University
Legislative Policy-Making Authority, and Party System Aggregation
Allen D. Hicken, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Heather Stoll, University of California, Santa Barbara