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the political economy of polarized pluralism
party politics (2007)
  • riccardo pelizzo
  • salvatore babones

Building on the work of Giovanni Sartori (1976), this paper argues that the polarization of a party system is not simply a function of the depth of cleavages and cleavage structure, but also reflects contextual conditions. Specifically we show that as economic conditions worsen, polarization increases and may lead to constitutional breakdown

  • party politics,
  • polarization,
  • constitutional breakdown,
  • political economy,
  • economic crisis
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riccardo pelizzo and salvatore babones. "the political economy of polarized pluralism" party politics Vol. 13 Iss. 1 (2007)
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