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Party system properties refers to traits of party systems reported in the articles.
stability/instability
party fragmentation
electoral volatility
disproportionality
realignment-dealignment
ideological tendency
ideological polarization

Not all manuscripts will deal at length with properties of party systems. Choose one of these terms only if yours does. Choose the term that best applies.

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

Updated August 6, 2006