|aWhy dominant parties lose :|bMexico's democratization in comparative perspective /|cby Kenneth F. Greene.
|aCambridge :|bCambridge University Press,|c2007.
|axvi, 350 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 311-331) and index.
|aIntroduction: The puzzle of single-party dominance -- A theory of single-party dominance and opposition party development -- Dominant party advantages and opposition party failure, 1930s-1990s -- Why participate? : a theory of elite activism in dominant party systems -- The empirical dynamics of elite activism -- Constrained to the core : opposition party organizations, 1980s-1990s -- Dominance defeated : voting behavior in the 2000 elections -- Extending the argument : Italy, Japan, Malaysia, and Taiwan -- Conclusions and implications.