La polarización y los nuevos clivajes políticos colombianos en perspectiva territorial

Translated title of the contribution: Polarisation and Colombia's new political cleavages in a territorial perspective

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The idea of polarisation has been at the heart of the 2018 election cycle. Analysts and political actors alike have emphasised, usually to deplore, the importance of the phenomenon in these elections.
. In principle, in party systems, the notion of political or ideological polarisation has had a long history in political science since Giovanni Sartori (1991) introduced the topic in his classic work on party systems.
the topic in his classic work on parties. For Sartori, the notion refers to the "ideological distance" between political parties, and serves to classify party systems. systems. In particular, it serves as a basis for the critical distinction between polarised and non-polarised, or "moderate", multiparty systems, which function in completely different ways, with opposite consequences for the stability of the political system. of the political system.
Translated title of the contributionPolarisation and Colombia's new political cleavages in a territorial perspective
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Title of host publicationElecciones 2018 en Colombia
Subtitle of host publicationLa competencia política en un escenario de paz
EditorsPaola Montilla, Magda Catalina Jiménez
Place of PublicationBogotá
PublisherFundación Universidad Externado de Colombia
ISBN (Print)9789587903270
StatePublished - 2020

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