Behavioural norms of dominant parties
The third criterion of the party typology describes the strategy and behavioural norms of the party, especially “whether the party is tolerant and pluralistic or protohegemonic in its objectives and behavioural style” (Diamond and Gunther 2003: 171). The party typology suggests investigating in how far the political party is fully committed to democratic rules-of-the-game, tolerant and respectful towards their opponents, and pluralistic in their views. Therefore, the dissertation singles out two subjects that reveal the topics demanded by the typology, that is, the behavioural norms inside the dominant parties and their behaviour outwardly towards opposition parties. This two-tier approach serves well to receive a broad and differentiated picture about the behavioural norms of the two dominant parties.
KeywordsLeadership Style Party System Opposition Parti Behavioural Norm Opposition Party
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