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Introduction The term ‘party system format’, as introduced by Sartori ( 1976 ), in its most common usage refers to the differentiation of party systems by the degrees of multipartism. This is not the only fundamental party system property, as party systems are inherently multidimensional

In: Comparative Sociology

into one particular domain of authoritarian institutionalism, party systems. If we view authoritarian institutions as an important causal factor that can be held accountable for the stabilization, maturation and success of contemporary autocracies, then the importance of institutional development can

In: Comparative Sociology

Introduction The fundamental properties of party systems are most often described and explained in terms of unevenness. Among others, two kinds of unevenness stand out as focal in contemporary research on political parties and party systems: the unequal sizes of political parties in the national

In: Comparative Sociology
Author: John A. Wiseman

The Slow Evolution of the Party System in Botswana JOHN A. WISEMAN* ABSTRACT Having held competitive multi-party elections on a regular basis since 1965 Botswana presents a unique case in the African context for the study of the evolution of the party system over a considerable period of time

In: Journal of Asian and African Studies

politics. In this article, we argue that a consequence of Duterte’s presidency is the further weakening of the party system in the Philippines, or the emergence of what we call “anarchy of parties.” The mechanisms that led to this claim are as follows. At a baseline, elections are patronage-driven, and

In: Philippine Political Science Journal

well. In recent elections, previous research suggests the behaviour of religious and secular Canadians has become more distinct (Guth and Fraser 2001; Wilkins-Laflamme 2016b). Non-religious voters do not neatly fit into an electoral space in which the party system formed largely around religious

In: Secular Studies
Author: Leonard Schoppa

two parties plus the Komeito ; and then the LDP and Komeito plus the Conservatives. Along the way, the Japanese party system saw the creation of many brand new parties, including New Frontier Party (the major opposition party between 1995 and 1996), and the new major opposition party, the

In: Critical Readings on the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan

In 1994 Japan enacted a new electoral system featuring single-member districts ( SMD s). Though the new system includes a proportional representation (PR) tier, many reformers hoped it would lead to a two-party system. This points to Duverger’s Law, one of the most powerful generalizations yet

In: Critical Readings on the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan
Author: Eben Friedman

elections of 1990 through the parliamentary elections of 2002, the article provides a sketch of the ethnopolitical landscape in the Republic of Macedonia as manifested in party politics. Accordingly, the first part is devoted to a profile of Macedonia's party system. Beginning with the two ethnic Macedonian

In: European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online

on this last inquiry. We analyze the conditions for political plurality and to come to terms with the under-investigated relationship between the newly emerging party system and the locus of political power. In the pursuit of this goal we focus on the micro-politics of party formation, fractional

In: Central Asian Affairs