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Political Science in Western Europe
Analysis of Lipset and Rokkam's freeze hypothesis regarding political parties.
# 49493 | 803 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 10, 2004 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Political Science (General)

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This paper examines the freeze hypothesis of Lipset and Rokkam regarding the emergence of political parties. The paper looks at political parties in Western Europe and England that emerged in the sixties and seventies, contrary to the predictions of the freeze hypothesis. The paper suggests that the emergence of these parties is evidence that the freeze hypothesis and how it applies to Western democracies needs to be reconsidered.

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"Lipset and Rokkam's freezing hypothesis, published in the 1967, approached the political spectrum from their experiential paradigm. The party system in Europe, and indeed most of the western world, had evolved through a homogeneous process which had experienced little in the way of social upheaval. The economies of the West were based on societal evolutions form agriculture to industry which had smoothly transitioned, and formed the basis for social prosperity and order."

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