Crossing the Aisle: Party Switching by U.S. Legislators in by Antoine Yoshinaka

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By Antoine Yoshinaka

Switching events is arguably an important choice a political candidate will ever make. This e-book is the first-ever systematic learn of the factors and outcomes of legislative get together switching within the usa. the writer argues that re-election by myself doesn't clarify social gathering switching. He proposes an ambition-based idea that bills for a number of targets (including greater workplace aspirations and the will for effect within the legislature) with a spotlight at the electoral charges and the institutional advantages of the choice. The e-book combines the statistical research of electoral facts and legislative careers within the US Congress and nation legislatures with elite interviews of social gathering switchers, non-switchers, and a celebration chief. The case research of a celebration switcher's determination in 'real time' records the complexity of the choice in a politician's personal phrases sooner than and following the swap. The ebook increases very important questions in regards to the which means of a celebration label.

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