Articles by Fernando Casal Bértoa

August 12, 2021

Party system ‘closure’ and its impact on democracy

Fernando Casal Bértoa
Over time, European party systems develop ‘closure’. Zsolt Enyedi and Fernando Casal Bértoa analyse how this happens, and what impact it has on European democracy
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Fernando Casal Bértoa
Associate Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham

Fernando is co-director of REPRESENT: Research Centre for the Study of Parties and Democracy and a member of the OSCE/ODIHR Core Group of Political Party Experts, International IDEA collaborator and Venice Commission expert.

His work has been published in, among others, Journal of Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Sociological Methods and Research, Journal of Democracy, Electoral Studies, West European Politics, Party Politics, European Political Science Review, and Democratization.

He was awarded the 2017 Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize, the 2017 AECPA Prize for the Best Article, and the 2018 Vice-Chancellor Medal of the University of Nottingham for 'exceptional achievements'.

Fernando's most recent monograph, part of the Oxford University Press Comparative Politics series, is Party System Closure: Party Alliances, Government Alternative and Democracy in Europe (2021).

Follow him on Twitter @CasalBertoa & @whogovernseu

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