Party cartels beyond Western Europe : evidence from Russia

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Party cartels beyond Western Europe : evidence from Russia
Author Hutcheson, Derek
Date 2013
English abstract
The article applies and develops Katz and Mair’s ‘cartel party’ thesis to the Russian case. Challenging the accepted characterization of the Russian party system as ‘hegemonic’, the article contends that this underplays the systemic importance of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and its collusion with pro-Kremlin parties in the fields of electoral and party reform. By applying the concepts of cartelization to the Russian case, it appears that the intersection of state and party goes beyond simply the ‘top-down’ establishment of political parties towards a party system in which there is inter-party collusion around a strong state-based regime.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1354068811436033 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher SAGE Publications
Host/Issue Party Politics;6
Volume 19
ISSN 1460-3683
Pages 907-924
Language eng (iso)
Subject Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14756 Permalink to this page
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