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The place of 'party' in post-communist Europe

White, S.L., Wyman, M., Miller, W.L., and Heywood, P.M. (1995) The place of 'party' in post-communist Europe. Party Politics, 1 (4). pp. 535-548. ISSN 1354-0688 (doi:10.1177/1354068895001004006)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1354068895001004006

Abstract

Using data from a survey of almost 6000 voters in five post-communist countries (Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic) designed by the authors and carried out in November and December 1993, the authors review evidence about citizens' formal commitment to parties compared with other forms of civic activity; about depth of trust in political parties; the effectiveness of action through political parties; desirable forms of party competition; and the depth of party identification in post-communist Europe. They conclude that while the degree of hostility to political parties remains significant, and identification remains low in comparative perspective, in none of the countries is there a desire among mass publics to see an end to party competition, and the place of party is in any event secured by elite consensus.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Miller, Prof William and White, Prof Stephen
Authors: White, S.L., Wyman, M., Miller, W.L., and Heywood, P.M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Party Politics
ISSN:1354-0688
ISSN (Online):1460-3683

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