The Ideological Institutionalization of the Romanian Party System

Romanian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 71-90, 2011

20 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2011

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Sergiu Gherghina

University of Glasgow

George Jiglau

Babe-Bolyai University

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

The Romanian party system suffered significant changes in the past two decades. Initially characterized by high levels of electoral volatility and fragmentation, it has gradually reached continuity and stability. To what extent is such a pattern reflected in the ideological developments within the party system? Through a longitudinal analysis of the three main political families in Romania – the conservatives, the social-democrats, and the liberals – we reveal the degrees of ideological institutionalization within the party system.

Keywords: ideology, party system, institutionalization, post-communism, Romania

JEL Classification: D72

Suggested Citation

Gherghina, Sergiu and Jiglau, George, The Ideological Institutionalization of the Romanian Party System (2011). Romanian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 71-90, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1859324

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George Jiglau

Babe-Bolyai University ( email )

Cluj-Napoca, Cluj
Romania

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