In a developed democratic party system, the party is perceived as a channel for popular contestation of policies. If an individual or group is unsatisfied with the performance or policies of those in power, they can seek a change in these policies or of the governing regime itself by supporting opposing parties who seek to block the regime’s policies through legislative action or to replace the regime through electoral competition.
How to Cite:
Pugh, J., (2008). Vectors of Contestation: Social Movements and Party Systems in Ecuador y Colombia. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies. 21(1), pp.46–65. DOI: http://doi.org/10.23870/77