The consequences of partisanship in Africa

Robert Mattes, Matthias Kroenke

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Since its development by Angus Campbell and his colleagues (1960), the concept of partisan identification has been the subject of a number of important debates. Some scholars have questioned whether it really exists independently of voting preferences, especially outside of the United States (Gunther, Montero, & Puhle, 2006). Others have questioned whether partisanship is only a result of “long term” structural and demographic forces (as posited by Campbell et al.), or responds to more “medium term” factors relating to citizens’ evolving perceptions of the attributes and performance of alternative political parties (Key, 1967; Fiorina, 1981).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Political Partisanship
EditorsHenrik Oscarsson, Soren Holmberg
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
Chapter28
Pages368-380
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78811 199 7
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2020

Keywords

  • partisanship
  • Africa
  • political partisanship

Projects

Afrobarometer

Mattes, R., Gyimah-Boadi, E., Bratton, M., Logan, C., Dulani, B. & Mitullah, W.

14/09/98 → …

Project: Research

SANES: South African National Election Study

Mattes, R. & Schulz-Herzenberg, C.

1/09/94 → …

Project: Research

CNEP: Comparative National Elections Project

Mattes, R., Gunther, R., Beck, P., Magalhaes, P. & Moreno, A.

1/01/88 → …

Project: Research

Cite this

Mattes, R., & Kroenke, M. (2020). The consequences of partisanship in Africa. In H. Oscarsson, & S. Holmberg (Eds.), Research Handbook on Political Partisanship (pp. 368-380).