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What holds a democracy together – political parties, or the party system itself?

Bértoa, Fernando Casal (2016) What holds a democracy together – political parties, or the party system itself? Democratic Audit Blog (19 Oct 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Political parties and party systems are generally regarded as essential in a democracy. But is it the health of the parties themselves that is vital, or a strong party system? Fernando Casal Bértoa looks at the relationship between the institutionalisation of parties and party systems in 64 European regimes since 1848. He concludes that the health of the system itself is the crucial element – a finding with major implications for democracy promotion.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2016 Democratic Audit UK © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 08:52
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69062

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