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New politics and old party persistence : party adaptation in Australia, Britain, and the United States

Hamilton, Graeme Andrew


Over the past three decades the notion that western party-systems remain frozen has been challenged by the apparent onset of post-industrial trends which threaten the support base of old political parties. In particular, scholars rejecting the freezing proposition have identified a rise in aggregate electoral volatility, a decline in group voting loyalties and the emergence of a New Politics. This study argues that the party systems of Australia, Britain and the United States...[Show more]

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Date published: 1995-08
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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