Party formation in single-issue politics

Osborne, Martin J. and Tourky, Rabee (2008) Party formation in single-issue politics. Journal of the European Economic Association, 6 5: 974-1005. doi:10.1162/JEEA.2008.6.5.974

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Author Osborne, Martin J.
Tourky, Rabee
Title Party formation in single-issue politics
Journal name Journal of the European Economic Association   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1542-4766
Publication date 2008-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1162/JEEA.2008.6.5.974
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 6
Issue 5
Start page 974
End page 1005
Total pages 32
Place of publication Cambridge, U.S.
Publisher MIT Press for the European Economic Association
Language eng
Subject 1401 Economic Theory
Abstract We study the implications of economies of party size in a model of party formation. We show that when the policy space is one-dimensional, candidates form at most two parties. This result does not depend on the magnitude of the economies of party size or sensitively on the nature of the individuals' preferences. It does depend on our assumptions that the policy space is one-dimensional and that uncertainty is absent; we study how modifications of these assumptions affect our conclusions.
Keyword Research
Economics -- Mathematical Models
Economics -- Research
Economics -- Sociological Aspects
Decision Making
Political Parties
Political Science
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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