Corpus ID: 202708688

PARTY SYSTEMS in NEW DEMOCRACIES : Variations in Institutionalization in Africa

@inproceedings{Riedl2005PARTYSI,
  title={PARTY SYSTEMS in NEW DEMOCRACIES : Variations in Institutionalization in Africa},
  author={Rachel Beatty Riedl},
  year={2005}
}
  • Rachel Beatty Riedl
  • Published 2005
  • This paper addresses the puzzle of the development of very different types of party systems in new African democracies. What are the causes of strongly institutionalized party systems, which exhibit stable roots in society, regular patterns of party competition and highly developed party structure, versus weakly institutionalized party systems with high electoral volatility, low legitimacy of parties and weak party organization? Furthermore, what are the implications of these differing… CONTINUE READING

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