chapter  6
ELECTORAL AND PARLIAMENTARY ASPECTS OF DOMINANT PARTY SYSTEMS
ByFRANÇOISE BOUCEK
Pages 21

The second part of this book focuses on stability and change in established democracies, with a particular emphasis on dominant party systems. These are democratic polities which are dominated by one party or a bloc of parties which control government for long periods. However, dominant party systems vary in many ways, with regard to the institutional rules and mechanisms that regulate party competition, and in terms of stability.