De partijenstaat in de Westeuropese polyarchie : een proeve tot meting
- Wilfried Dewachter
The political debate in Western polyarchies readily points to a «Parteienstaat», «particrazia», or particracy. Empirical verification, however, is by far more difficult to carry out, though it is a descriptive necessity for further analysis of this phenomenon.
An initial attempt to detect the particraties in Western Europe has been performed and revealed two particracies : Belgium and Italy. Other polyarchies have either the cabinet or the president as the most influential actor, an,d some seem to have a real concurrence of approximately equivalent actors. The reliability of this first attempt, however, must be improved.
How to Cite:
Dewachter, W., (1981) “De partijenstaat in de Westeuropese polyarchie : een proeve tot meting”, Res Publica 23(1), p.115-123. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v23i1.20461