POLSIS seminar discusses Rise of Challenger Parties

In a special POLSIS seminar organized by Dr Tim Haughton two leading scholars of party and electoral politics, Catherine De Vries (Bocconi) and Sara Hobolt (LSE) discussed their new book, Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe. They highlighted the forces of domination and innovation that help explain the endurance of some parties and the ephemerality of others in Western Europe. The event was part of the activities of the REPRESENT bringing together staff and students from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham.