Rethinking Party Systems in the Third Wave of Democratization: The Case of Brazil
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Rethinking Party Systems in the Third Wave of Democratization: The Case of Brazil

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ISBN-13:
9780804730594
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.04.1999
Seiten:
414
Autor:
Scott P. Mainwaring
Gewicht:
567 g
Format:
228x153x25 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Tables; abbreviations of the main political parties, 1979-96; Part I. Rethinking Part systems Theory: 1. Introduction; 2. Reexamining party systems theory in the third wave of democratisation; Part II. The Brazilian Part Systems, Past and Present: 3. A legacy of party underdevelopment, 1822-1979; 4. Elections, parties and society, 1979-96; 5. Weak parties and autonomous politicians: party organisation in the catch-all parties; 6. Patronage, clientelism, and patrimonialism; Part III. Explaining Weak Party-System Institutionalisation: 7. Macrocomparative factors and post-1964 developments; 8. Institutional rules and weak institutionalisation: incentives for legislators; 9. Institutional rules and the party system: federalism, Malapportionment and presidentialism; Part IV. The Party System, Economic Reform, and the Quality of Democracy: 10. Political institutions, state reform and economic stabilisation; 11. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Based on an in-depth examination of the Brazillian case, this book argues that we need to rethink important theoretical issues and empirical realities of party systems in the third wave of democratization.