Modelling the dynamics of two political parties in the presence of switching

Nyabadza, F. ; Alassey, Tobge Yawo ; Muchatibaya, Gift (2016)

CITATION: Nyabadza, F., Alassey, T. Y. & Muchatibaya, G. 2016. Modelling the dynamics of two political parties in the presence of switching. SpringerPlus, 5:1018, doi:10.1186/s40064-016-2483-z.

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This paper generalizes the model proposed by Misra, by considering switching between political parties. In the model proposed, the movements of members from political party B to political party C and vice versa, are considered but the net movement is considered by assuming that θ1−θ2=θ (a constant), which implies that the movement of members is either from party B to party C or from party C to party B. In this paper we remodel these movements through switching functions to capture how individuals switch between parties. The results provide a more comprehensive synopsis of the dynamics between two political parties.

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