La regulación de los partidos latinoamericanos y su integración territorial

In the last years, the way in which political parties manage their function in the different territorial arenas in which they act has been highlighted. In Latin America, the emergence of sub-national politics as a relevant factor of electoral life has brought to the research agenda the study of the...

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Main Author: Scherlis, Gerardo
Format: Article
Language:Spanish
Published: 2016
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Online Access:https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/oaiart?codigo=5597738
Source:Revista de Derecho Electoral, ISSN 1659-2069, Nº. 21, 2016
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Summary: In the last years, the way in which political parties manage their function in the different territorial arenas in which they act has been highlighted. In Latin America, the emergence of sub-national politics as a relevant factor of electoral life has brought to the research agenda the study of the links among the different party establishments. However, there have been no works addressing the analysis of how different legislations regulate the aspects that may bear an influence on this issue. This article aims at bridging this gap by comparing the legal schemes of seven countries of the region. The findings show important variations in the incentives that legislations offer so that, at the sub-national level, the actors that are involved in the elections act with more or less autonomy from the national party management. Thus, the article contributes to enriching two fields of studies. On the one hand, it contributes to literature on political organizations in contexts of multi-level competition by showing how different regulations foster diverse levels of integration. On the other hand, it contributes to literature on party regulation in Latin America by incorporating the way in which diverse regulations contemplate the presence of parties that compete in different arenas