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Author
Carothers, Thomas, 1956-
TitleConfronting the weakest link : aiding political parties in new democracies / Thomas Carothers.
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Washington, D.C. : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, ©2006.
 
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Physical description1 online resource (xiii, 271 pages)
SeriesBooks at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
NotesPublished in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
BibliographyIncludes bibliographical references (pages 243-253) and index.
ContentsIntroduction -- The standard lament -- The condition of parties -- A quick global tour -- Diagnosing the condition -- The assistance response -- The world of party aid -- The standard method and beyond -- Interests and partisanship -- The question of effects -- Party system aid -- Conclusions -- Going deeper.
Other authorCarnegie Endowment for International Peace.
JSTOR issuing body.
SubjectPolitical parties -- Developing countries.
Democratization -- Developing countries.
Political corruption -- Developing countries.
Developing countries -- Politics and government.
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ISBN9780870032820 (electronic bk.)
0870032828 (electronic bk.)
0870032259
9780870032257
0870032240
9780870032240
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Beset with persistent problems of self-interest, corruption, ideological incoherence, and narrow electoral majorities, political parties are the weakest link in many democratic transitions around the world. A large and ever-growing number of U.S., European, and multilateral assistance programs seek to help parties become effective pro-democratic actors. But given the depth of the problems, (read more)
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Thomas Carothers
Thomas Carothers is vice president for international politics and governance at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and founder and director of the Endowment's Democracy and Rule of Law Project.
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As Carothers (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) shows, almost all of the world's new democracies have problems with their political parties and party systems. The parties themselves tend to be weakly organized, ideologically incoherent, overly focused on elections, nontransparent, corrupt, and generally distrusted; the party systems are often excessively unstable (read more)
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Political conventions; Democracy; Elections; Islamism; Political parties; Candidates
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Latin America; Russia; Africa; Eastern Europe; Guatemala; New York; Morocco; Romania;Indonesia; United States--US
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National Democratic Institute; Democratic Party; United Nations Development Programme;Agency for International Development--AID; Oxford University Press; Cambridge University Press; Johns Hopkins University Press; IFES; International Republican Institute; Stanford University Press
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