partisan competition

See: primary
References in periodicals archive ?
He recalled the 1953 encounter between the Gold Coast and Nigeria, part of the (then) regular, very partisan competition that took place between the two fierce rivals each year.
Rapid economic and demographic change (European immigration and deepening industrialism) in a context of tough partisan competition set the stage for politicians, first Democratic-Republicans and then Democrats, to develop and exploit the discourse of racial ascription.
It may well he that the Bay State's relatively late immigration and small black population, variable partisan competition, and strong abolitionist movement combined to ignite a firewall against racial ascription.
Many factors explain these differences, including state population and demographics, size of legislative districts, the size and complexity of state government, economic conditions, partisan competition and legislative tradition.
Both Republican and Democratic politicians have vowed to support this voter favorite, despite their general dislike of the concept since it's expected to generate more partisan competition, lead to more interesting elections and elect more moderate politicians who are not them.
This indicates that partisan competition at the local level is just as heated as at the federal level.
The pan-Canadian, two-party plus system of partisan competition that had matured under Pearson, Trudeau and Mulroney was in tatters as constitutional politics, regionalism, ideological debates and public cynicism undermined the Mulroney coalition of the 1980s.
Regionalization, a new multi-party dynamic of partisan competition and the electoral dominance of the Liberal Party were, perhaps, the most striking features of partisan politics in the 1990s.
The spatial analysis of partisan competition that constitutes one essential element of Downs' [1957] economic theory of democracy rests on two fundamental results: Black's [1948] theorem that if agents preferences over a one-dimensional political issue are single-peaked, then the most preferred point of the median voter cannot be beaten in a majority rule contest; and Hotelling's [1929] theorem that the most preferred point of the median voter is the Nash equilibrium of two-party competition over that dimension.
But the ruling means that the New Party could be sidelined from partisan competition for some time to come, as its executive director, Daniel Cantor, explained in a memo to the membership.
To see the contemporary public sphere in the intersection of local rites and an expanding print culture," Waldstreicher argues, "illuminates much about early national political culture, including the seemingly paradoxical existence of partisanship alongside nationalist denials of party legitimacy, and how partisan competition helped keep women and blacks beyond the pale of citizenship.
This pattern continued throughout the period that Sowell covers, despite sporadic efforts by artisan leaders to avoid entanglement in elite partisan competition.