The effects of party fractionalization and party polarization on democracy

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13 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Previous research claims that there is a significant relationship between party systems and democracy. Although party system institutionalization is seen as a necessity for democratic consolidation, the effects of different party system characteristics on democracy are sharply contested. This study contributes to this debate through a systematic analysis of the relationship between two party system characteristics (party fractionalization and party polarization) and level of democracy. It is found that party polarization is positively related to the level of democracy in a country, i.e. the higher level of party polarization can produce the higher level of democracy. It is found, however, that there is no significant relationship between party fractionalization and level of democracy in a country.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)687-699
頁數13
期刊Party Politics
20
發行號5
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2014 九月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 社會學與政治學

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