Project details


Political Parties in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania

Project Identification:GA407/09/0387
Project Period:1/2009 - 12/2012
Investor:link to a new windowCzech Science Foundation
Programme / Project Type:Standard Projects -
MU Faculty/Unit:
Faculty of Social Studies
MU Investigator:Prof. PhDr. Maxmilián Strmiska, Ph.D.
Cooperating Organization:
link to a new windowFaculty of Humanities Univ. H. Králové
link to a new windowUniversity Hradec Králové
Responsible Person:Assoc. Prof. PhDr. Vlastimil Fiala, CSc.
Field:AD - Political sciences (A - Social sciences)
Keywords:Political parties, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Oceania

The main goal of the research is thus the verification of contemporary theories of political parties (which are mainly based on analyses of West European and American parties) on examples from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania. The researchers want to check each thesis of the contemporary theory of political parties on the material collected from developing countries, such as the rise, development and extinction of political parties, their organization, membership base, functions, ideology, decisions and role of political elites (charismatic personalities) in the party structure, typology of political parties, political parties and elections (electoral campaigns and elections, etc. Another aim is to check the basic definition of parties and try to redefine it from the aspect of parties in developing countries. The final outcome of the research will be confirmation of the general theory of political parties and a suggestion to change or supplement the main theses.