Politik in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika

The Influence of the Type of Dominant Party on Democracy

A Comparison Between South Africa and Malaysia

Authors: Kaßner, Malte

  • Study in the field of social sciences

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Dominant parties and democracies – are they really strange bedfellows? Malte Kaßner sheds light on the relation between one-party dominance and democracy from a comparative perspective. The study examines the key question how different types of dominant parties influence democracy in multicultural societies with the help of two case studies: South Africa and Malaysia. Both countries are characterized by an ethnically, linguistically and religiously plural society. The author analyses the two dominant parties African National Congress (ANC) and United Malays National Organization (UMNO) and their implications on democracy in the two countries. The outcome suggests that one-party dominance per se cannot be assessed as beneficial or harmful for democratic development. Rather, dominant parties deserve a stronger analytical differentiation. Causal patterns contribute to such a differentiation.

About the authors

Malte Kaßner is freelance coach and consultant for development co-operations worldwide.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Influence of the Type of Dominant Party on Democracy
Book Subtitle
A Comparison Between South Africa and Malaysia
Authors
Series Title
Politik in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika
Copyright
2014
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-04438-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-04438-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-04437-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 362
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
Topics