Rehabilitating Duverger’s Theory

  title={Rehabilitating Duverger’s Theory},
  author={William Roberts Clark and Matt Golder},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={679 - 708}
Although Duverger is traditionally seen as synonymous with the institution-list approach to party systems, this article shows that he believed social pressures were the driving force behind the multiplication of parties. Electoral institutions are important, but only because they determine the extent to which social forces are translated into political parties. Although the literature has finally come to realize that social and institutional forces interact to shape party systems, scholars… 

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