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So, while the old traditional parties will continue to struggle, it might also be that even new populist challengers come under threat from even newer parties. And as a consequence, European politics is likely to become far more volatile in the years to come. In Germany, the top source of votes for the national populist AfD were nonvoters, people who had given up on politics but now saw an opportunity to regain a seat at the table.

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These foundations provided not only a framework for many political systems but also a durable and typically reliable source of votes for the traditional parties. This category includes the U. This process began in the s and s, long before the Great Recession, and it accelerated during the s and is now producing unprecedented political change. The wider tendency to dismiss this sentiment as ephemeral protest is misleading. Both the share of Americans who see themselves as independent or who felt that a new party is needed have surged to record highs.

Europe, the United States, and other democracies have entered an age of dealignment. The center-left is experiencing record losses, and in several political systems the combined share of the vote going to the traditional mainstream parties has reached record lows. However, its interdisciplinary character makes it easier to approach in two levels of analysis. It is from this dealignment that higher rates of volatility have flowed.

The duties and actions of Parliaments in the foreign area are condensed into what we call parliamentary diplomacy and there is no precise definition of this concept. Amid the new age of dealignment, it is tempting to look for solutions in democracies that seem to have escaped the broader trend. But headline figures can be misleading. Workers leaned left, the old property-owning middle class leaned right, territorial disputes fueled regionalist parties, and Catholics voted for Christian Democrats. The evidence suggests that it is a lasting transformation of the party system.

In addition, parliamentary delegations participate in the work of parliamentary assemblies of international organizations. The demise of traditional parties is not a blip. Some others argue that in democratic regimes the powers of legislators are substantial, since the possibilities of governmental control are wider.

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Matthew Goodwin is a professor of political science at the University of Kent and a senior visiting fellow at Chatham House. During peacetime, this system of mass politics brought relative stability. It can be studied through compensated prisms, within the field of constitutional law, political science, and international relations. Its success owed much to its underlying foundations. Those systems have now thawed, if not melted away entirely.

At the root of these shifts is dealignment, the way in which the bonds between citizens and the traditional parties are eroding or, in some cases, have broken down completely. However, they add that Parliaments are more vulnerable to handling foreign affairs, internal pressure of public opinion, the need for transparency, and great influence of the media. The long-term continuities that once delivered loyal voters, dominant major parties, and stable, experienced governments have been disrupted. The development of this sector contributes to the broader strengthening of relations between Greece and other countries. The series primarily publishes research monographs but will also consider proposals for research-driven and thematic edited volumes.