Party fragmentation and campaign spending: A subnational analysis of the German party system

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dc.contributor.authorJacob, Marc S.
dc.contributor.authorPollex, Jan
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:08:23Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:08:23Z-
dc.identifier.issn13540688
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/8280-
dc.description.abstractParty finance allows elucidating parties' behaviour in differing political and institutional contexts, yet only a few studies investigate expenditure patterns. Given that campaign activities are central for parties to fulfil their core functions in representative democracy, this study seeks to explain why parties invest in electoral campaigns to different degrees. We argue that high party fragmentation reinforces parties' focus on electoral races in election years, a mechanism we refer to as the `campaign concentration effect'. By contrast, in less fragmented systems, parties invest more in campaigning on a continuous basis. A subnational analysis of the German party system between 2009 and 2017 provides evidence for this effect. Our results imply that growing party fragmentation nurtures parties' efforts to succeed in elections, which is likely to intensify parties' orientation towards short yet capital-intensive campaigns.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
dc.relation.ispartofPARTY POLITICS
dc.subjectcampaigning
dc.subjectCOMPETITION
dc.subjectDETERMINANTS
dc.subjectDYNAMICS
dc.subjectELECTIONS
dc.subjectGermany
dc.subjectGovernment & Law
dc.subjectparty finance
dc.subjectPolitical Science
dc.subjectPOLITICAL-PARTIES
dc.subjectsubnational analysis
dc.titleParty fragmentation and campaign spending: A subnational analysis of the German party system
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/13540688211016986
dc.identifier.isiISI:000652314700001
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0001-8267-1956
dc.contributor.researcheridAAI-9695-2020
dc.identifier.eissn14603683
dc.publisher.place1 OLIVERS YARD, 55 CITY ROAD, LONDON EC1Y 1SP, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationParty Polit.
dcterms.oaStatushybrid
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