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Democracy and DiversityPolitical Engineering in the Asia-Pacific$
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Benjamin Reilly

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199286874

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286874.001.0001

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Mediating Institutions: Political Parties and Party Systems

Mediating Institutions: Political Parties and Party Systems

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(p.121) 6 Mediating Institutions: Political Parties and Party Systems
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Democracy and Diversity
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Benjamin Reilly (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286874.003.0006

Despite their acknowledged importance, parties have traditionally been viewed as social phenomena beyond the scope of deliberate institutional engineering. In recent years, however, political reformers in a diverse array of Asian and Pacific states including Thailand, Indonesia, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea have tried to shape the development of their party systems by strengthening party organizations, promoting cross-regional party structures, countering the rise of ethnic parties, and generally encouraging the growth of cohesive party organizations. While not yet the subject of much attention, these political experiments are likely to have important consequences for governance in the region. This chapter examines these various attempts across the Asia-Pacific to engineer the development of political parties and party systems.

Keywords:   political reform, social diversity, governance, political parties

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