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"Autonomous" party systems
Az autonóm pártrendszerek

Author(s): Norbert Tóth
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: MTA Politikai Tudományi Intézete

Summary/Abstract: There are several articles and studies on the collective rights of minorities and especially on the issue of territorial autonomy by many authors. Whereas, it seems that a very important aspect - namely the analysis of the so-called autonomous party systems - of this topic was left out of consideration by the scientific sphere. I consider an autonomous party system in this article, those that function in territorial autonomies. In these systems the political parties intend to get into the autonomous parliament and to form an autonomous government. Accordingly, Alander-, Fćroese-, Grönlander-, Québecois-, Basque-, Catalonian-, Gagauzian, etc. party systems can be mentioned. There exist at least two reasons, why it is important to deal comprehensively with these party systems. On the one hand, it could be worth as a fact, which proves whether or not the success of the territorial autonomy in solving the problems emerged from cultural differences, and on the other, we may get answers to the following questions: Do the different examples have any common characteristics, or not? Could we get or not any reasonable conclusions at all? And finally, could we speak on party-system families?

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 89-109
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Hungarian