The Strategies of Party Competition

Daniele Albertazzi, Donatella Bonansinga, Davide Vampa

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Abstract

This chapter provides a typology of different strategies of party competition, which, inspired by Bonnie Meguid’s work, are defined as dismissive, adversarial and accommodative. It achieves two objectives. Firstly, it aims to facilitate the work of our contributors in part 2 of the volume, as they assess how parties (populists or not, newer or more seasoned) relate to one other in different contexts, hence ultimately making it possible for the editors to compare different case studies. Secondly, it provides a theoretical contribution to the discussion of party competition more generally. We argue that our typology contains several elements of novelty. It can be applied to interactions between all parties, and at different territorial levels of political competition, including local, regional, national and possibly supranational electoral arenas. Moreover, the strategies identified here can be used both as explanandum and explanans, that is, as dependent and independent variables. Hence hypotheses can be developed to explain why some parties tend to adopt certain strategies when engaging with others.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPopulism and New Patterns of Political Competition in Western Europe
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter3
Pages50-70
ISBN (Electronic)9780429429798
ISBN (Print)9781138367449, 9781138367456
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameExtremism and Democracy

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  • Conclusion

    Vampa, D. & Albertazzi, D., 14 Jan 2021, Populism and New Patterns of Political Competition in Western Europe. Albertazzi, D. & Vampa, D. (eds.). Routledge, p. 269-288 (Extremism and Democracy).

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  • Introduction

    Albertazzi, D., Bonansinga, D. & Vampa, D., 14 Jan 2021, Populism and New Patterns of Political Competition in Western Europe. Albertazzi, D. & Vampa, D. (eds.). Routledge, p. 1-15 (Extremism and Democracy).

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  • Populism and New Patterns of Political Competition in Western Europe

    Albertazzi, D. (ed.) & Vampa, D. (ed.), 14 Jan 2021, Routledge. 314 p. (Extremism and Democracy)

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