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By William Heller, Carol Mershon

Political events and democratic politics move hand in hand. due to the fact that events subject, it issues too whilst elected politicians swap social gathering association. This e-book exhibits while, whilst, and to what impact politicians swap events in pursuit in their objectives, as restricted through associations and in line with their environments. The individuals study different settings, from Europe to Israel, from the USA to Japan, from Russia to Brazil. additionally they combine formal and empirical ways in political technology. The publication demonstrates that taking celebration switching heavily enriches the knowledge of political events, legislative politics, coverage making, and democratic illustration.

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Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. CBC News. 2003a. Bloc MP Crosses over to Liberals, December 3. http://www. html. Last accessed August 14, 2006. ———. 2003b. MacKay Slams Brison for Joining Liberals, December 10. html. Last accessed August 14, 2006. Chang, Chuan-hsien. 2006. ” Paper presented at the James F. Jakobsen Conference 2006, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Corstange, Daniel. 2000. ” In International Comparative Political Parties Project, ed. Kenneth Janda. htm. Last accessed June 28, 2007.

William T. Bianco, 231–241. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. CBC News. 2003a. Bloc MP Crosses over to Liberals, December 3. http://www. html. Last accessed August 14, 2006. ———. 2003b. MacKay Slams Brison for Joining Liberals, December 10. html. Last accessed August 14, 2006. Chang, Chuan-hsien. 2006. ” Paper presented at the James F. Jakobsen Conference 2006, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Corstange, Daniel. 2000. ” In International Comparative Political Parties Project, ed. Kenneth Janda.

Yoshinaka, Antoine. 2005. ’ ” Legislative Studies Quarterly 30 (3): 391–406. Zielinski, Jakub, Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, and Goldie Shabad. 2005. ” World Politics 57 (3): 365–395. 2 Integrating Theoretical and Empirical Models of Party Switching William B. 1 Introduction Party switching is a relatively common yet little studied phenomenon. Observers have remarked on the presence of switching in various circumstances and settings, but with a very few exceptions (Aldrich and Bianco 1992; Desposato 2006; Heller and Mershon 2005; 2008; Laver and Benoit 2003) scholars have not seen party switching as theoretically interesting.

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