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2020-07Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1177/0010414019897700
Candidacy Eligibility Criteria and Party Unity
dc.contributor.authorRehmert, Jochen
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-13T13:46:51Z
dc.date.available2021-09-13T13:46:51Z
dc.date.issued2020-07none
dc.date.updated2020-05-17T01:46:19Z
dc.identifier.issn0010-4140
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/23996
dc.description.abstractExtant research suggests that candidate selection methods can be consequential for party unity in legislative voting. Yet thus far, only variations in the selectorate and the degree of centralization have been examined. This article argues that Candidacy Eligibility Criteria (CEC), too, have implications for party unity. I theorize that with stricter formal requirements, parties avoid adverse selection and ensure the nomination of committed candidates. By using roll-call vote data from 16 industrial democracies, candidate surveys and an original data set consisting of nearly 500 historical party constitutions, I show that parties demanding prior membership and nudging aspirants to maintain networks within the party tend to be more unified in parliamentary voting. Moreover, their candidates, too, express greater loyalty when compared with parties without formal CEC. Thus, this article contributes to the literatures on party unity and on candidate selection by showing how certain party rules, hitherto neglected, affect party unity.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.subjectcandidate selectioneng
dc.subjectcandidacyeng
dc.subjecteligibility criteriaeng
dc.subjectparty unityeng
dc.subject.ddc320 Politikwissenschaft (Politik und Regierung)none
dc.titleCandidacy Eligibility Criteria and Party Unitynone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/23996-2
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0010414019897700none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/23339
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleComparative Political Studiesnone
local.edoc.pages28none
local.edoc.anmerkungDieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionKultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameSAGE Publicationsnone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeLos Angeles, CAnone
local.edoc.container-volume53none
local.edoc.container-issue8none
local.edoc.container-firstpage1298none
local.edoc.container-lastpage1325none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn1552-3829
local.edoc.affiliationRehmert, Jochen; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germanynone

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