Title
Changing dimensionality in the political issue space : effects on political party competitionChanging dimensionality in the political issue space : effects on political party competition
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Research group
Management
Publication type
conferenceObject
Publication
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Subject
Politics
Economics
Source (book)
Proceedings of the European Conference of Modeling and Simulation ECMS 2012 / Troitzsch, K. [edit.]; e.a.
ISBN - Hoofdstuk
978-0-9564944-4-3
ISI
000319084600100
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We built an agent-based model of political party competition in order to explore the effect of the decrease in the number of relevant political issues on the number of political parties and the corresponding voter shares. We find that, when the space experiences a political shock and suddenly reduces in the number of dimensions, the number of political parties declines. We also observe that, after the shock, (i) the inert parties tend to improve their performance and that (ii) a few of the adaptive large size-seekers cushion their increased mortality hazard by locating in the zone with most intense competition (close to the political space center), which generates strong party size effects.
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