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The study of how party systems are structured across territorial lines is a crucial research question for political scientists, whose answer is fraught with consequences for the political system and the democratic process.
This book addresses this topic, asking:
What has been the evolution of the vote nationalisation process in Western Europe during the last fifty years?
Which factors can account for the vote nationalisation’s variance across Western European party system?
Through a macro-comparative perspective and original empirical research, involving 230 parliamentary elections in sixteen...