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Party System Institutionalization in 30 African Countries

Party System Institutionalization in 30 African Countries,10.1177/1354068801007004003,Party Politics,M. Kuenzi,G. Lambright

Party System Institutionalization in 30 African Countries   (Citations: 36)
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Journal: Party Politics , vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 437-468, 2001
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    • ...In the measurement of party system institutionalisation we follow the operationalisation by Kuenzi and Lambright (2001) for 30 African countries and adopt their three criteria...

    Martin Goekeet al. The regulation of party switching in Africa

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      @@@@Mozaffar and Scarritt (2005; Mozaffar, Scarritt and Galaich 2003) do not address the issue of categorising party systems. They only describe a puzzle of ‘low fragmentation and high volatility as the defining feature of African political party systems’ regardless of whether the regimes are democratic or authoritarian. They also try to explain this feature by strategic calculations deriving from the institutional legacies of the previous authoritarian regimes. Finally, the ‘African puzzle’ is gauged to be conducive to democratic consolidation.

      @@@@Kuenzi and Lambright (2001) take a different approach that leads on to contradict Mozaffar and Scarritt's findings...

    Gero Erdmannet al. Party systems in Africa: Problems of categorising and explaining party...

    • ...Only a handful of African party systems can be considered ‘institutionalised’ (Kuenzi & Lambright 2001)...

    Matthijs Bogaards. Counting parties and identifying dominant party systems in Africa

    • ...The party systems in these nations also differ in their degree of political institutionalization, meaning the regularity of party competition, how far parties have roots in society, how far winning parties assume government office, and the structure of party organizations (Kuenzi and Lambright 2001)...

    Pippa Norriset al. DOES ETHNICITY DETERMINE SUPPORT FOR THE GOVERNING PARTY?

    • ... is not usua lly the case as the majority of studies analyze par ty system institutionalization by using aggregate meas ures of political party weakness: candidate party switching (Shabad and S¯omczy ński, 2004), organizational affiliation strategies ( Kreuzer and Pettai, 2003), the percentage of independent candidates (Bi rch, 1998; Moser, 1999; Protsyk and Wilson, 2003), party age (Mainwaring and Scully, 1995; Mainwaring, 1998; 1999; ...

    Fernando Casal Bértoa. SOURCES OF PARTY SYSTEM INSTITUTIONALIZATION IN NEW DEMOCRACIES

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