Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

by Paul Webb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199240558

ISBN-13: 9780199240555

Pub. Date: 04/10/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Drawing on the expertise of an impressive team of internationally known specialists, the book engages systematically with the evidence to show that, while a degree of popular cynicism towards them is often chronic, though rarely acute, parties have adapted and survived as organizations, remodelling themselves to the needs of an era in which patterns of linkage and

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Drawing on the expertise of an impressive team of internationally known specialists, the book engages systematically with the evidence to show that, while a degree of popular cynicism towards them is often chronic, though rarely acute, parties have adapted and survived as organizations, remodelling themselves to the needs of an era in which patterns of linkage and communication with social groups have been transformed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199240555
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2003
Series:
Comparative Politics Series
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.50(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Notes on Contributors
1Introduction: Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies1
2Political Parties in Britain: Secular Decline or Adaptive Resilience?16
3Italian Parties: Change and Functionality46
4Party Decline in the Parties State? The Changing Environment of German Politics77
5France: Never a Golden Age107
6The Colour Purple: The End of Predictable Politics in the Low Countries151
7The Scandinavian Party Model at the Crossroads181
8Party Politics in Ireland: Regularizing a Volatile System217
9Spain: Building a Parties State in a New Democracy248
10Parties at the European Level280
11Still Functional After All These Years: Parties in the United States, 1960-2000310
12Canada's Nineteenth-Century Cadre Parties at the Millennium345
13Political Parties in Australia: Party Stability in a Utilitarian Society379
14Parties and Society in New Zealand409
15Conclusion: Political Parties and Democratic Control in Advanced Industrial Societies438
Index461

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