OLIMID, ANCA PARMENA (2009): Political cleavages in Romania. A theoretical overview of the post-communist parties and party systems. Published in: Analele Universităţii din Craiova. Seria Istorie No. Anul XIV, Nr. 1(15)/2009 (15. March 2009): pp. 275-288.
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The following article examines the emergence of parties in post-communist Romania concluding that the theoretical basis of cleavages (the Lipset-Rokkanian model) is almost impossible to apply in this country. Accordingly, the historical evolution of the post-communist society and the strategic moves of political actors during democratization were often perceived as an „expected moments lacking any theoretical model”. Contrary to this assumption, I argue that even an incipient cleavage suggests at least two questions about the significance of an ideological framework and a stable party system.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Political cleavages in Romania. A theoretical overview of the post-communist parties and party systems|
|Keywords:||post-communist cleavages, post-communist party systems, transition, the Lipset-Rokkanian model, electoral behavior.|
|Subjects:||P - Economic Systems > P2 - Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies > P20 - General|
|Depositing User:||ANCA OLIMID|
|Date Deposited:||05. May 2009 01:41|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 13:38|
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