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dc.contributor.authorC. Sharman, Jasonen_US
dc.contributor.authorJr, Robert Phillipsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:21:18Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:21:18Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.issn03044130en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1475-6765.2004.00159.xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/25357
dc.description.abstractScholars have traditionally held political parties to be indispensable to democracy, and recent studies of democratic consolidation have reaffirmed their importance. Yet analysis of the development of political parties in Eastern Europe and elsewhere has tended to understate the role of internal, organizational factors at the expense of external factors, such as the selection effect of electoral markets and presence of societal cleavages. We argue that creating effective governance and bargaining mechanisms inside party organizations are more important for institutionalizing parties than external pressures. We draw support for this thesis from an analysis of the Bulgarian Union of Democratic Forces, which after a series of internal splits and subsequent rounds of restructuring, moved from a loose umbrella formation toward an institutionalized party.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBlackwellen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrusselsen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117963514/homeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom397en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto420en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Political Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume43en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360100en_US
dc.titleAn Internalist Perspective on Party Consolidation and the Bulgarian Union of Democratic Forcesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2015-05-31T22:20:37Z
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