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Political parties : old concepts and new challenges

Author: Richard Gunther; José R Montero; Juan J Linz
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Comparative politics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Political Parties presents perspectives on political parties in democracies at the beginning of the 21st century. It critically re-examines the classic concepts and typologies that have guided research in this field over the past decades.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Political parties.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001055475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Gunther; José R Montero; Juan J Linz
ISBN: 9780191529917 0191529915 0199246742 9780199246748 9780191599385 0191599387
OCLC Number: 370802485
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 361 pages)
Contents: Introduction : reviewing and reassessing parties / José Ramón Montero, Richard Gunther --
Parties : denied, dismissed, or redundant? A critique / Hans Daalder --
Still the age of catch-allism? Volksparteien and Parteienstaat in crisis and re-equilibration / Hans-Jürgen Puhle --
Electoral and party competition : analytical dimensions and empirical problems / Stefano Bartolini --
Ascendancy of the party in public office : party organizational change in twentieth-century democracies / Richard S. Katz, Peter Mair --
Beyond the catch-all party : approaches to the study of parties and party organization in contemporary democracies / Steven B. Wolinetz --
Party organization and party performance : the case of the French Socialist Party / Serenella Sferza --
Crisis of institutionalization : the collapse of the UCD in Spain / Richard Gunther, Jonathan Hopkin --
Party government, patronage, and party decline in Western Europe / Jean Blondel --
Anti-party sentiments in Southern Europe / Mariano Torcal, Richard Gunther, José Ramón Montero --
Parties in contemporary democracies : problems and paradoxes / Juan J. Linz.
Series Title: Comparative politics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: edited by Richard Gunther, José Ramón Montéro, and Juan J. Linz.
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In this volume, several of the world's leading scholars present critical analyses (both conceptual and empirical) of important substantive themes on political parties in contemporary democracies.  Read more...


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