The dynamics and dimensions of intra-party conflict: Introduction to the special issue

Gherghina, S. , Close, C. and Kopecký, P. (2019) The dynamics and dimensions of intra-party conflict: Introduction to the special issue. Party Politics, 25(5), pp. 649-651. (doi: 10.1177/1354068819836048)

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Existing research on intra-party unity and conflict has mostly focused on (dis)unity within the legislative branch of the party at the national level, while neglecting conflict between the different faces or at different levels of the party. Intra-party unity and conflict have also been routinely defined and operationalized through ideological homogeneity or distance, although intra-party conflicts are multidimensional and dynamic phenomena. The articles included in this special issue seek to address these shortcomings in the literature. Their contributions are threefold: (1) they theorize intra-party conflict as a dynamic and multifaceted concept; (2) they explore conflicts across and between several party faces, and among different intra-party actors; (3) they investigate the determinants and management of conflict at several party levels.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Gherghina, S., Close, C., and Kopecký, P.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Party Politics
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1460-3683
Published Online:08 March 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Party Politics 25(5): 649-651
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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