Political cleavages in Romania. A theoretical overview of the post-communist parties and party systems
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.
|Date of creation:||15 Feb 2009|
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|Publication status:||Published in Analele Universităţii din Craiova. Seria Istorie Anul XIV, Nr. 1(15)/2009 (2009): pp. 275-288|
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