Democracy and Institutional Development: Spain in by Bonnie N. Field, Kerstin Hamann

By Bonnie N. Field, Kerstin Hamann

This publication analyzes Spanish political events and associations in comparative theoretical point of view. basic subject matters are addressed: institutionalization and the distribution of institutionalization within the polity, and the connection among institutional layout and illustration.

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The island communities have a slightly more complicated system; for details on this as well as for Ceuta and Melilla, see Flores Juberías (1999, p. 268) or Senado (2008). 9. The total number of the appointed senators has varied from 46 in the second and third legislative periods to 51 in the seventh legislature (see Senado, 2008). 10. Party and party-system institutionalization are clearly interrelated; however, we agree with Randall and Svåsand (2002) that they are not the same. Here, we discuss three of Mainwaring and Scully’s conditions of party system institutionalization as indicators of party institutionalization.

The first is the “life-cycle” scenario, where the external environment of a party is largely exogenous to both party formation and development. 2 The life-cycle approach thus perceives party organizational formation and adaptation as a more or less uni-directional process of institutionalization in which different stages of party development correspond to the different ages of the party. In this view, party development is similar—short of dying perhaps—to the ageing and maturation of living organisms (Hellmann, 2007).

The parties and society In all of the younger Southern European democracies, the process of democratization required a wholesale restructuring of the polity and the very creation of a democratic and inclusive system of public contestation and political participation. This implied that not only the democratic system itself but also the political parties operating within it had to be built virtually entirely from scratch. Indeed, many of the parties contesting the first democratic elections after Franco’s death had been created shortly before or during the transition.

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