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Political Engineering and Party Politics in Conflict-Prone Societies

Reilly, Benjamin


Comparative scholarship suggests that democracy in ethnically-diverse societies is likely to be fostered by the development of broad-based, aggregative, and multi-ethnic political parties, rather than fragmented, personalised, or ethnically-based party systems. However, surprisingly little scholarly attention has been given to how party fragmentation can be addressed or how broad-based parties can be sustained, despite some remarkable recent experiments in conflict-prone societies such as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Democratization
DOI: 10.1080/13510340601010719


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