What is Hyperpluralism?

Definition and meaning of hyperpluralism: Hyperpluralism describes a political system in which multiple parties exist and compete for power, resulting in a fragmented and dispersed legislative vote. Hyperpluralism can be seen as a reform-minded challenge to the two-party system which has long held a monopoly on American politics. It is based on the concept of decentralizing political power and increasing the influence of independent candidates.

Hyperpluralism seeks to create a more level playing field for groups that have traditionally been excluded from the two-party system, such as minorities, women, and the economically disadvantaged. By giving these groups a greater say in the political process, hyperpluralism seeks to create a more equitable and representative system of government. Examples of hyperpluralism in American politics include the rise of third-party candidates in the 2016 presidential election, the increasing popularity of ballot initiatives and referendums, and the proliferation of independent political organizations.


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