Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges / Edition 1

Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges / Edition 1

by Richard Gunther, Jose Ramon Montero, Juan Linz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199246742

ISBN-13: 9780199246748

Pub. Date: 05/16/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Several of the world's leading scholars present critical analyses (both conceptual and empirical) of important substantive themes on political parties in contemporary democracies. They critically re-examine the classic concepts and typologies that have guided research in this field over the past decades, and explore new challenges faced by parties today.  See more details below

Overview

Several of the world's leading scholars present critical analyses (both conceptual and empirical) of important substantive themes on political parties in contemporary democracies. They critically re-examine the classic concepts and typologies that have guided research in this field over the past decades, and explore new challenges faced by parties today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199246748
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/16/2002
Series:
Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Contributors
1Introduction: Reviewing and Reassessing Parties1
2Parties: Denied, Dismissed, or Redundant? A Critique39
3Still the Age of Catch-allism? Volksparteien and Parteienstaat in Crisis and Re-equilibration58
4Electoral and Party Competition: Analytical Dimensions and Empirical Problems84
5The Ascendancy of the Party in Public Office: Party Organizational Change in Twentieth-Century Democracies113
6Beyond the Catch-All Party: Approaches to the Study of Parties and Party Organization in Contemporary Democracies136
7Party Organization and Party Performance: The Case of the French Socialist Party166
8A Crisis of Institutionalization: The Collapse of the UCD in Spain191
9Party Government, Patronage, and Party Decline in Western Europe233
10Anti-Party Sentiments in Southern Europe257
11Parties in Contemporary Democracies: Problems and Paradoxes291
References318
Index345

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