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

F. Nyabadza, Tobge Yawo Alassey, Gift Muchatibaya

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1018
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Modelling
  • Political parties
  • Simulations
  • Steady states
  • Switching function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Multidisciplinary


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