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The Fortuyn Effect revisited: How did the LPF affect the Dutch parliamentary party system?

Otjes, S., Oct-2011, In : Acta Politica. 46, 4, p. 400-424 25 p.

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The List Pim Fortuyn (LPF) is a key example of a family of new right-wing parties that, according to many observers, have had a strong effect on European party systems. This article studies the effect of the entry of the LPF into the Dutch Parliament on the parliamentary party system. The article looks at two aspects of the party system: first, did the LPF affect the issue agenda of the legislature? And second, has the LPF been able to create a new significant line of conflict in the legislature, as Kriesi and Frey and Pellikaan et al observed for the electoral arena? Or, as Van der Brug and Bale have proposed, is the Dutch party system after Fortuyn essentially one-dimensional? The study looks at new, behavioral, data from the Dutch legislature: parliamentary voting behavior and the sponsorship of motions, to answer these questions. It employs Poole's Open Classification method to understand the patterns underlying voting behavior. Acta Politico (2011) 46, 400-424. doi:10.1057/ap.2011.12

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-424
Number of pages25
JournalActa Politica
Volume46
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2011

    Keywords

  • party positions, Dutch politics, party systems, parliamentary arena, new political parties, ROLL CALLS, EUROPE, IMMIGRATION, MAINSTREAM

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