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Controlling the Electoral Marketplace
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Table of Contents

Chapter One Introduction.- Chapter Two Parrot Parties: Established Parties' Co-Optation of Other Parties' Policy Proposals.- Chapter Three Pariah Parties: Established Parties' Systematic Boycotting of Other Parties.- Chapter Four The 'Parroting the Pariah' Effect: Theoretical Framework.- Chapter Five The 'Parroting the Pariah' Effect: Aggregate-Level Evidence.- Chapter Six The 'Parroting the Pariah Effect': Individual-Level Evidence.- Chapter Seven Conclusion.

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"Most treatments of party competition assume an equal playing field. This book takes a big step beyond this conventional depiction by theorizing and demonstrating ways in which the electoral marketplace can be controlled. The book is a must-read by those who wish to better understand how established parties compete with would-be challengers." (Professor Mark Franklin, European University Institute, Italy) "There can be no question that the rise of the radical right is enormously consequential. This book makes an important contribution to the debate about the conditions under which radical right political parties succeed-or fail." (Professor Gary Marks, UNC-Chapel Hill, USA) "Van Spanje argues that an established party may adopt essentials of a challenger's policy appeal, but this will deprive the challenger of electoral support only if the incumbent destroys its reputation and claim to competence by excluding it from coalitions. An elegant argument substantiated by meticulous empirical research!" (Professor Herbert Kitschelt, Duke University, USA)

About the Author

Joost van Spanje is Associate Professor of Political Communication at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He previously conducted research at the University of Oxford, the EUI in Florence, and New York University. In recent years Joost has won a variety of awards and several personal research grants.

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