Non-democratic Consociational Parties



The very existence of consociational parties in non-democracies may be doubted due to the powerful constraints that the authoritarian regime logic of power concentration puts on representation and accommodation. Brooker (2000) mentions Kenya as an example of a “party dictatorship”. Linz (2000) discusses Communist Yugoslavia in the section on “post-totalitarian authoritarian regimes”. This notwithstanding, observers have pointed out elements of socio-cultural representation and accommodation inside one-party states and these claims deserve to be scrutinized. Two types of non-democratic consociational parties have been identified and selected for further analysis: the single party (KANU in Kenya) and the League Model (the Yugoslav Communist Party).


Grand Coalition Authoritarian Regime Behavioural Unity Opposition Party Party Organization 
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© Matthijs Bogaards 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jacobs University BremenGermany

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