Crafting competitive party systems: Electoral laws and the opposition in Africa

@article{Bogaards2000CraftingCP,
  title={Crafting competitive party systems: Electoral laws and the opposition in Africa},
  author={Matthijs Bogaards},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2000},
  volume={7},
  pages={163 - 190}
}
After the resurgence of democracy in the 1990s, as was the case after independence, dominant party systems are predominant in Africa. This has occurred irrespective of the particular electoral system used. Both scholars and practitioners have so far failed to appreciate the fact that not fragmentation but concentration of the party system is the main challenge and that a choice between proportional representation or a plurality electoral system will do little to change the fortunes of the… Expand
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