Party Systems

Book Section

This paper reviews the voluminous literature on the concept of party system and discusses theories of party system dynamics. While a handbook article, it makes an original contribution in proposing a new theoretical approach to the concept of "competitiveness" and critiques the ways this concept has been used in the past.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kitschelt, HP

Cited Editors

  • Boix, C; Stokes, S

Published Date

  • 2007

Book Title

  • Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics