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Parties and party systems : a framework for analysis

In this broad-ranging volume Sartori outlines a comprehensive and authoritative approach to the classification of party systems. He also offers an extensive review of the concept and rationale of the political party, and develops a sharp critique of various spatial models of party competition
Print Book, English, 2005
ECPR, Colchester, 2005
xxiv, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780954796617, 0954796616
Tables of figures
New preface by the author
Introduction by Peter Mair
Part one: The rationale : why parties?
1. The party as part. 2. The party as whole. 3. The preliminary framework. 4. The party from within
Part two: party systems: 5. The numerical criterion. 6. Competitive systems. 7. Non-competitive systems. 8. Fluid polities and quasi-parties. 9. The overall framework. 10. Spatial competition
Originally published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1976
Includes index Full-text