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New wine in old bottles

 

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Type:   Article
 
Titre:   New wine in old bottles : Explaining the dimensional structure of European party systems
 
Auteur(s):   Rovny, Jan (1978-...) - Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée (Auteur)
Polk, Jonathan - Centre for European Research (CERGU) (Auteur)
 
In:   Party Politics
 
Date de publication:   2018-02
 
Éditeur:   ROYAUME-UNI  :  SAGE Publications
 
Pages:   online-  p.
 
ISSN:   13540688
 
DOI:   10.1177/1354068817752518
 
Mots-clés:   [en] cleavages, dimensionality, Europe, party politics, religion
 
Résumé:   [en] In Europe, noneconomic political issues are seen as secondary but significant aspects of political competition. There is uncertainty, however, about the sources of the varying relationships between economic and cultural politics. This article explains the variance in the correlation of the economic and cultural dimensions in different party systems through the impact of historical religious conflict. Despite the rise of new cultural issues, historical religious divides strikingly predict the relative distinctiveness of the sociocultural dimension in today’s Europe. By demonstrating that economic conflicts did not always supersede religious divides, but were at times brought into standing religious cleavages, we deepen the understanding of cleavage formation and longevity, and dimensional structure of politics in Europe.
 
 

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