Factional Politics

How Dominant Parties Implode or Stabilize

  • Françoise Boucek

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Drawing on theories of neo-institutionalism to show how institutions shape dissident behaviour, Boucek develops new ways of measuring factionalism and explains its effects on office tenure. In each of the four cases - from Britain, Canada, Italy and Japan - intra-party dynamics are analyzed through times series and rational choice tools.


executive Institution politics Rational choice

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  • Françoise Boucek
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Politics and International Relations, Queen MaryUniversity of LondonUK

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