E. Grigorenko, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20, Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation (email@example.com)
Abstract. This paper is focused on two dimensions, which are considered to be essential for understanding of post-Soviet dynamics of party systems that are level of elite consolidation and role and potential of ruling party. Based on their analysis 5 types of party systems are singled out, starting from quite competitive ones to party systems characterized by insignificant role of parties, which are playing minor role in political agenda-setting. Besides, analysis of economic, socio-cultural and institutional determinants and modernization level reveals their possible impact on trajectories of party systems development.
Keywords: incumbent, dominant authoritarian party system, non-dominant party system, non- uncompetitive party system, societal split, electoral system
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