Title

Variations in Third/Minor Party Support in English Constituencies: One-Party Dominance and Community Cohesion Perspectives

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1993

Department

International Business & Management

Language

English

Publication Title

European Journal of Political Research

Abstract

The paper presents an ecological analysis evaluating two explanatory perspectives on third/minor party advances in recent English general elections. The impact of community cohesion on third/minor party mobilisation is complex and differentiated. Cohesion stemming from the socio-economic homogeneity of constituency environments tends to buttress support for the two main class-based parties. However, communal cohesion stemming from workplace-residence proximity tends to favour the channeling of collective protest into third/minor parties. Third/minor party advances are also shown to be positively related to prior situations of major party dominance in constituencies, particularly in the 1983 election. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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DOI

10.1111/j.1475-6765.1993.tb00350.x

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