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Party Financing Regimes and Emergence of New Parties in Latvia and Estonia

Sikk, A; (2004) Party Financing Regimes and Emergence of New Parties in Latvia and Estonia. In: (Proceedings) ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops 2004. European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR): Uppsala, Sweden. Green open access

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Abstract

The paper addresses the question on the impact of party financing regulations on party systems in the post-communist Central and Eastern European democracies. It proposes a formal theoretical model of party financing regime restrictiveness vis-à-vis new political parties and analyses the Estonian and Latvian experience with new parties in the light of the countries’ party financing regimes. Estonian system of advanced public financing has inhibited the success of new actors better than in Latvia, where the parties receive no subsidies from state budget. However, the last elections saw significant success of new parties (Res Publica and New Era) in both countries. The paper analyses how new parties have been operating in the context of party financing regimes, relying on specific combinations of resources in achieving success. Finally, the potential effects of recent amendments in party financing regulations of regulations will be considered.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Party Financing Regimes and Emergence of New Parties in Latvia and Estonia
Event: ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops 2004
Location: Uppsala
Dates: 13 Apr 2004 - 18 Apr 2004
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://ecpr.eu/Events/AcademicProgramme/Programme...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Party funding, new parties, Baltic states
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10179803
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