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Classifying political parties describes authors' efforts to place political parties in analytical categories or along conceptual dimensions.
Ideological Typology --


left-right classification

Functional typology --


new parties
catch-all parties
cartel parties
mass parties
minor parties
parties of notables
anti-system parties
protest parties
parliamentary opposition
separatist parties
racist, nationalist parties
ethnic parties
religious parties
single issue parties
transnational parties
aggregation, articulation

This menu applies only to manuscripts that seek to classify parties. If your manuscript does not deal with party classifications, do not choose any of these terms.

If yours does, choose the term that is most descriptive of your study. If it deals with several types of parties, choose "functional typology."

updated August 17, 2011