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Organizační vývoj nových politických stran v České republice pohledem teorie institucionalizace
Organizational development of new political parties in the Czech Republic

A perspective of institutionalization theory

Author(s): Jakub Stauber
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Univerzita Karlova, Fakulta sociálních věd, Katedra politologie Institutu politologických studií
Keywords: ANO 2011; party institutionalization; intra-party relations; newness; Věci veřejné

Summary/Abstract: The latest development of the Czech party system is mainly characterized by increasing electoral support of genuinely new political parties, namely Věci Veřejné in 2010 and ANO in 2013. Such initial success has far reaching consequences to the development of internal organizational structure of new political parties. The article deals with phenomenon of electoral success of those genuinely new political parties in the perspective of institutionalization theory which is capable to explain their formation and organizational development. The primary goal of the article is to analyse processes leading to stabilisation or failure of intra-party structures and organization as a whole. The electoral success of new political parties was in both cases already connected with personalised leadership of political entrepreneur and with the use of managerial approach or advanced marketing techniques.

  • Issue Year: 7/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 133-155
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Czech