By Simon Hug
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In particular, I will argue that such an inclusion will allow me to explain why the "opportunity pull" is important in the emergence of new parties. Furthermore, it will also enable me to unravel puzzles discussed above, which remain unsolved in the study of new political parties. In this chapter, I propose a theoretical model for the study of new par37 38 Altering Party Systems ties. It emphasizes the interaction between established parties and groups that contemplate forming a new party in a given polity.
As already discussed above, the way that these factors influence the formation of new political parties is not explained in most theoretical frameworks. I argue that they are important for understanding the emergence of new political challengers, given that these political and institutional factors are common to the formation process of all new political parties. These new parties must all overcome or take advantage of political and institutional "facilitators" (Hauss and Rayside 1978). , Hauss and Rayside 1978; Rosenstone, Behr, and Lazarus 1984; Harmel and Robertson 1985; Miiller-RommeI1993), they have partially neglected the questions of why the formation process is influenced and how it is influenced.
The greater the unpredictability of the agenda-setting, the greater will be the strategic uncertainty of the parties. (Sjoblom 1983, 389f) Sjoblom argues that the increase of the number of issues is very much linked to the growing importance of the public sector and, consequently, he limits its impact on the more recent history of our societies. But his hypotheses apply much more widely in democratic polities. Political parties always face a series of issues that appear to be important in the electorate.