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Cartellisation ou recomposition ? Le SPD et la CDU/CSU allemands face aux nouveaux partis

Abstract : According to Peter Mair and Richard Katz, dominant political parties are characterized by a phenomenon of cartelization. They would tend to cooperate together to exclude new competitors and to monopolize state resources. We question this hypothesis by focusing of the evolution of the German political system between 2005 and 2020. We note a constant decline of the traditional social circles supporting the CDU/CSU and the SPD. The number of Christians, farmers on the one hand and unionized workers on the other – respectively supporters of the Christian-Democrats and the Social-Democrats – is steadily declining. However, the established parties do not have privileged access to state resources, which are also accessible to the new political parties – Alternative für Deutschland, PDS/Die Linke, Green. On the other hand, there is another form of cartelization that we call cartelizationrecomposition. It is based on a rapprochement between the established parties with eachother and with certain new parties. Cartelization-exclusion concerns only certain parties and it is part of a logic of "cordon sanitaire" and not of monopolization of public resources.
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Pierre Baudry. Cartellisation ou recomposition ? Le SPD et la CDU/CSU allemands face aux nouveaux partis. 2021. ⟨hal-03168174⟩



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