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Francesco Maria Scanni and Francesco Compolongo

weakening of the worker; and legislative assemblies’ loss of power to the executive branch. In addition, there was widespread cartelisation: the major political parties took control of the state, alternating in power and using electoral laws to prevent new

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Learning to Judge Politics

Professor John Dunn (Interviewed by Professor Lawrence Hamilton)

John Dunn and Lawrence Hamilton

? JD: Well, there used to be such a mechanism in this country. There used to be mass political parties. Mass political parties precisely operated in that way. If you turn political parties – as is the current practice – into quite small structures

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Marcelo Hoffman

pastorate to these institutions by the end of the seventeenth century ( 2007: 197 ). Foucault exemplified this shift in part through a discussion of the metamorphosis of secret societies into political parties ( 2007: 198– 199 ). In this context, he

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Ezekiel S. Mkhwanazi

, one represented by Danquah-Busia and another by Nkrumah and his political party. Nkrumah and his political party advocated for rapid political progress while Danquah-Busia’s approach was evolutionary ( Anyidoho 2010: 4 ). Further, Nkrumah’s commitment

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The Future of Representative Politics

On Tormey, Krastev and Rosanvallon

Mihail Evans

2015: 109 ). He describes how when the peoples’ assemblies failed to maintain momentum protestors turned to engage through the electoral system: 490 political parties have been created since 2010 ( Tormey 2015: 113 ). 4 In analysing these developments

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Daryl Glaser

-parliamentary’ leadership. Kalla claims that the SRC initiated the direct democracy ( Kalla 2016 ). Third, key student leaders were affiliated to officially registered national political parties. While student leaders are not passive objects of party manipulation and indeed

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Ajume H. Wingo

of individual citizens with others. Politics is a matter of people acting in groups, be it a royal family, an aristocratic group or some kind of interest group. Modern political parties are just one form of organising in politics. In a free state

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Bernard Matolino

particular weaknesses that are associated with majoritarian democracy; firstly, their nature of organisation along political party lines makes competition for power exclusionary ( Wiredu 1997: 307–8 ). Secondly, their conception of democracy is narrow as it

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’Tis but a Habit in an Unconsolidated Democracy

Habitual Voting, Political Alienation and Spectatorship

Anthony Lawrence A. Borja

attitude towards electoral competitiveness is a reaction to actual conditions of an unconsolidated democracy with an entrenched oligarchy and weak political parties. What the data above suggests is that the respondents separated the electoral process and

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Thom Brooks

voters should be able to recognise them as such. But this is not always true. In many Western democracies, political parties contest elections on campaign manifestos which are their stated political commitments for government if elected. Campaign promises