Ideological mavericks or party herd? : The effect of candidates’ ideological positions on intra-party success

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Political Science en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Intraparty competition: the neglected dimension of electoral politics (IntraComp) en
dc.contributor.author Isotalo, Veikko
dc.contributor.author Mattila, Mikko
dc.contributor.author von Schoultz, Åsa
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-24T22:59:06Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-24T22:59:06Z
dc.date.issued 2020-10
dc.identifier.citation Isotalo , V , Mattila , M & von Schoultz , Å 2020 , ' Ideological mavericks or party herd? The effect of candidates’ ideological positions on intra-party success ' , Electoral Studies , vol. 67 , 102187 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2020.102187 en
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/327027
dc.description.abstract Political candidates' ideological positions have been used to explain success in inter-party competition, but little is known about how they impact success in intra-party competition. Here, candidates' positions on the Left-Right and GAL-TAN dimensions are analysed in three Finnish parliamentary elections (2011, 2015, 2019). Candidates' ideological positions are measured in terms of their ideological distance from their own party's median candidate. Absolute ideological distances between candidates and their party's median candidate decrease candidates' preference votes. Furthermore, the effects are contingent on the general ideological position of the candidate's party. However, these interactions do not follow any clear pattern, as more rightist candidates in right-wing parties and more green-alternative-libertarian candidates in traditional-authoritarian-nationalist parties all experience a decrease in their preference votes. This effect is large enough to be a decisive factor in intra-party competition between the last candidate that was elected and the first one that was not. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Electoral Studies
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dc.subject 5171 Political Science en
dc.subject Ideology en
dc.subject Intra-party competition en
dc.subject Voting advice application en
dc.subject open-list proportional representation en
dc.title Ideological mavericks or party herd? : The effect of candidates’ ideological positions on intra-party success en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2020.102187
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