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dc.contributor.authorDEEGAN-KRAUSE, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorENYEDI, Zsolt
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-28T13:45:24Z
dc.date.available2010-01-28T13:45:24Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn1028-3625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/13133
dc.description.abstractThe study of cleavages focuses primarily on constraints imposed by socio-demographic factors. While scholars have not ignored the agency of political elites, such scholarship remains fragmented among sub-fields and lacks a coherent conceptual framework. This article explores both temporal stability and positional alignments linking vote choice with socio-demographic characteristics, values and group identity to distinguish among particular kinds of structural constraints. On the basis of those distinctions, it identifies various methods by which elites reshape structures, and it links those to a broader framework that allows more comprehensive research connecting political agents and structural constraints in the electoral realm.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI RSCASen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2010/09en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUDO - European Union Democracy Observatoryen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectpolitical partiesen
dc.subjectcleavagesen
dc.subjectstructureen
dc.subjectagencyen
dc.subjectpublic opinionen
dc.titleAgency and the Structure of Party Competition: Alignment, Stability and the Role of Political Elitesen
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