Confronting the Weakest Link: Aiding Political Parties in New Democracies

By Thomas Carothers

7 ratings - 2.71* vote

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 Beset with persistent problems of self-interest, corruption, ideological incoherence, and narrow electoral majorities,

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Book details

Paperback, 271 pages
October 23rd 2006 by Carnegie Endowment for Int'l Peace

(first published 2006)

Original Title
Confronting the Weakest Link: Aiding Political Parties in New Democracies (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
ISBN
0870032240 (ISBN13: 9780870032240)
Edition Language
English

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Aaron

Ultimately this books is too political and doesn't dig into the grit enough, though it lays out the problems well.

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