This book addresses the nature of factionalism in parties that are created or rebuilt after a period of dictatorship. It maintains that, while party leaders often view factions in negative terms as divisive, factional behaviour can also be constructive. The volume brings together detailed case studies from post-authoritarian Spain, Greece and Portugal, from Turkey (where factionalism has hampered democratization) and from the post-communist states in Eastern Europe.

chapter |7 pages


Factions, Party Management and Political Development
ByMichael Waller, Richard Gillespie

chapter |23 pages

Party Systems, Factionalism and Patterns of Democratization

Cross-National Comparisons in Southern Europe
ByGeoffrey Pridham

chapter |14 pages

The Centre-Right in Spain, 1976–82

ByLourdes López Nieto

chapter |13 pages

Party Factionalism and Democratization in Portugal

ByDavid Corkill

chapter |13 pages

From Factionalism to Autocracy

PASOK's De-radicalization during the Regime Transition of the 1970s
ByKonstantinos Ifantis

chapter |12 pages

Party Factionalism in New Small Southern European Democracies

Some Comparative Findings from the Portuguese and Greek Experiences (1974–82)
ByJosé M. Magone

chapter |23 pages

Poland and Eastern Europe

Perspectives on Party Factions and Factionalism
ByPaul G. Lewis

chapter |14 pages

Factionalism in Parliamentary Parties in the Czech Republic

A Concept and Some Empirical Findings
ByPetr Kopecký

chapter |16 pages

Making and Breaking

Factions in the Process of Party Formation in Bulgaria
ByMichael Waller

chapter |4 pages


ByRichard Gillespie, Michael Waller, Lourdes López Nieto