Part of the Politik in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika book series (POA)


This research is based on the hypothesis that the character of the dominant party contributes strongly to the ability of the dominant party to strengthen democracy. This hypothesis is connected to one of the central outcomes of the different case studies that Giliomee and Simkins identified in their anthology (Giliomee and Simkins 1999: 44-45). Similarly, Diamond and Gunther assert that the party type strongly determines the performance of the party's functions (Diamond and Gunther 2001: 9). This study intends to elaborate this hypothesis by analysing:
  • What kind of causal patterns operate between characteristics of dominant parties and democracies in multicultural states and

  • How these causal patterns work


Expert Interview Qualitative Content Analysis Opposition Parti Interview Partner Causal Pattern 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BonnGermany

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