Political Parties in Conflict-Prone Societies: Encouraging Inclusive Politics and Democratic Development

Overview
  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-Centre
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University Press
    VOLUME:
    Policy Brief No. 2, 2008
    TITLE:
    Political Parties in Conflict-Prone Societies: Encouraging Inclusive Politics and Democratic Development
    AUTHORS:
    by Edward Newman, Benjamin Reilly and Per Nordlund
    PUB DATE:
    2008•12•27
    ISSN WEB:
    1814-8026
    ISBN 13:
    978-92-808-3051-4
    COPYRIGHT:
    United Nations University
    COPYRIGHT YEAR:
    2008

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    There is a growing trend for developing democracies to attempt to shape their party systems by regulating the way parties can form, organize and behave. This policy brief surveys attempts at party regulation and considers how to promote stable, non-sectarian political parties—an essential component of democracy—whilst also allowing free political expression and minority representation.