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Party Co-operation Special Series

Whether political parties pursue office or programmatic goals, competition should be their dominant form of coexistence. And yet parties frequently decide to cooperate with each other, not only in government and parliament, but also in the electoral arena. The drive towards cooperation is particularly manifest under the threat of authoritarianism, but it is present in consolidated democracies as well. In order to make party alliances effective, many challenges need to be met. In this special series, CEU Democracy Institute Re-/De-Democratization Workgroup's Zsolt Enyedi examines with the help of experts how such challenges are tackled, and what techniques of cooperation are employed.

Voters Turn Towards Symbolic Personalities When They Are Disappointed with Political Parties

Zsolt Enyedi discusses party cooperation with Danica Fink-Hafner, professor and Head of the Political Science Research Program at University of Ljubljana, and expert on party politics, European integration, nation-building, interest-representation and democratization.

Does England Love Coalitions?

In conversation with Zsolt Enyedi, Alan Weger analyzes the various examples of cooperation in the British party system in a comprehensive fashion.

Latin America: When Parties Become Cartels, People Are Going to Rebel Against Them

Zsolt Enyedi and Jennifer McCoy examine party cooperation in Nicaragua, Chile, Venezuela and Colombia.

Although the Liberal Democrats Won, the Word ‘Liberal’ Is Still Not Popular in Czechia

Zsolt Enyedi in conversation with Krystof Dolezal, political scientist and strategist, about party cooperation in Czechia during the 2021 parliamentary elections.

Hungary Two Months Before the Elections – Can the Opposition Win?

One of the most influential Hungarian political scientists, Zsolt Enyedi, discusses with Daniel Rona, Director of the 21 Research Center, the key questions related to the cooperation between the opposition parties before the April elections.