Measuring Party System Responsiveness in Challenging Contexts.
Measuring party system responsiveness in contexts where voters have weakly structured belief systems is a challenge. Here is the result of some thought I have put into this over the past years, included in a symposium in European Political Science
Bringing together research on populism and party systems.
Populist Success in Latin America and Western Europe: Ideational and Party-System-Centered Explanations. In K. A. Hawkins, R. E. Carlin, L. Littvay, & C. Rovira Kaltwasser (Eds.), The Ideational Approach to Populism. Concept, Theory, and Analysis (pp. 202–237). Routledge.
Now in print!
Historical Polarization and Representation in South American Party Systems, British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 153-179.
Read Russell Dalton's review of Cleavage Politics and the Populist Right