Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Political Science Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Comparative Politics

2003

Selected Works

Greek politics

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Political Science

The Transformation Of The Greek Party System Since 1951, Takis S. Pappas Jan 2003

The Transformation Of The Greek Party System Since 1951, Takis S. Pappas

Takis S Pappas

This study is about party-system change in modern Greece and has two chief aims. First, it seeks to make sense of and explain the evolution of that country’s party system from its early post-war years until today. Far from being ‘frozen’, the Greek party system has displayed continuous transformations from a system featuring significant party fragmentation into another characterised by the high concentration of its political forces. Second, the paper proposes a classification of the changes that took place during the development of the Greek party system. This classification will yield three distinct types of party system which developed ...