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Party competition is one of the key elements of representative democracy. This study examines some of the key dimensions of party competition which are critical for understanding the political process in new democracies.
We are primarily concerned with exploring the following three issues. First, the extent to which the ideological and policy appeals of political parties constitute a primary mechanism for linking individual parties with their electorate.
Second, the nature and importance of various policy and ideological divides that exist in the party system. Third, the variation in forms of internal organization and party building strategies employed by individual parties.
The book pays special attention to expert community positions and party differences on minority-related issues and approaches towards the settlement of ethno-territorial conflicts in Moldova.