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The Relevance of Small Parties: From a General Framework to the Czech 'Opposition Agreement'

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Novak, Miroslav

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Abstract After outlining the general question of the relevance of small parties, an attempt is made to characterize the situation that has emerged in the Czech Republic since the early parliamentary elections of June 1998. Following the elections, the two strongest parties (CSSD & ODS) reached a written agreement to limit the influence of small parties & make it easier to form a government. A modification of the electoral system in the Chamber of Deputies, as well as a significant strengthening of these two large parties at the expense of the small ones, would bring about a situation not particularly harmful to Czech democracy & perhaps quite the opposite, since it would contribute to the consolidation of democracy.
Classification Political System, Constitution, Government; Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Free Keywords Political Parties; Czech Republic; Democracy; Political Development; Political Change; Organization Size; Postcommunist Societies
Document language English
Publication Year 2000
Page/Pages p. 27-47
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 8 (2000) 1
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications