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Party Vibrancy and Democracy in Latin America

Fernando Rosenblatt


How do political parties remain vibrant organizations? This qualitative study of political parties in Chile, Costa Rica, and Uruguay explains how party vibrancy is maintained and reproduced over time. A vibrant party is an active organization that operates beyond electoral cycles, has clear symbols, and maintains a significant presence in the territory. The study identifies the complex interaction between four causal factors that account for the reproduction of party vibrancy: Purpose, Trauma, Channels of Ambition, and moderate Exit Barriers. Purpose activates retrospective loyalty among membe ... More

Keywords: party organization, Latin America, Chile, Costa Rica, Uruguay, vibrant organizations, engagement, democratic governance

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190870041
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190870041.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fernando Rosenblatt, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Diego University Portales

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