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Political environment encompasses a broad set of concepts, including those related to "National culture," "Electoral systems," "Democratization" and various forms of democracy, "Governmental structure," and other aspects of the "Political system."
Democratization

 

Participatory Democracy
Representative Democracy
Pluralist Democracy
Majoritarian Democracy
Party Government

Electoral Systems --

proportional systems

- party list
- mixed: list, district
- preferential votes

majority systems

- plurality election
- majority election

electoral change, reform

Governmental Structure --

parliamentary
presidential

Legal System --

electoral law
campaign and finance law
party law

Political System --

stability/instability
regulatory
public subsidies

National Structure --

unitary
federal

National Culture --

individualism
authoritarianism
religious culture
nationalism
post-communism

Economic Culture --

country size

 

Globalization --


Not all manuscripts will deal at length with the political environment. Choose one of these terms only if yours does. Choose the narrowest term that best applies.

If you wish to propose additional categories to this list, please write to <k-janda@northwestern.edu>.

Updated August 5, 2006