Particracy

  • particracy (also partitocracy, partocracy, or partitocrazia) is a de facto form of government where one or more political parties dominate the political process, rather than citizens and/or individual politicians.[citation needed] as argued by italian political scientist mauro calise in 1994, the term is often derogatory, implying that parties have too much power—in a similar vein, in premodern times it was often argued that democracy was merely rule by the demos, or a poorly educated and easily misled mob. efforts to turn "particracy" into a more precise scholarly concept so far merely appear partly successful.[1]

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  • italian partitocrazia
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Particracy (also partitocracy, partocracy, or partitocrazia) is a de facto form of government where one or more political parties dominate the political process, rather than citizens and/or individual politicians.[citation needed] As argued by Italian political scientist Mauro Calise in 1994, the term is often derogatory, implying that parties have too much power—in a similar vein, in premodern times it was often argued that democracy was merely rule by the demos, or a poorly educated and easily misled mob. Efforts to turn "particracy" into a more precise scholarly concept so far merely appear partly successful.[1]