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Party-System CollapseThe Roots of Crisis in Peru and Venezuela$
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Jason Seawright

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804782364

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804782364.001.0001

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Party-System Collapse in South America

Party-System Collapse in South America

(p.1) Chapter 1 Party-System Collapse in South America
Party-System Collapse
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This introductory chapter discusses the history of the collapse of the party-system in Peru and Venezuela. This book investigates what motivated most Peruvian and Venezuelan voters to abandon the traditional political parties and instead vote for outsider candidates and parties, and why leaders within the established parties did not make strategic choices that could preempt voter alienation or bring alienated voters back. It argues that the party-system collapse was brought about in part by persistent problems of corruption involving traditional-party politicians and a pattern of underrepresentation of some groups by the traditional party system as a whole.

Keywords:   party-system collapse, Peru, Venezuela, political parties, voter alienation, corruption, underrepresentation

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