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Posada-Carba. 2001. Democracy, parties, and political finance in Latin America. Paper presented at the conference on Political Finance and Demcoracy in East Asia, Seoul, South Korea, June 28-30.
The author studies how state financing of political parties affects party systems.
Lots of potential here for further research.
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