Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198296690
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/16/2002
  • Series: Comparative Politics Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ohio State University

University of Madrid

Yale University (Emeritus)

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Table of Contents

Introduction, José Ramón Montero and Richard Gunther
Part I. Reconceptualizing parties and party competition
Parties: denied, dismissed, or redundant, Hans Daalder
Still the age of catch-allism? Volksparteien and Parteienstaat in crisis and reequilibration, Hans-Jürgen Puhle
Electoral and party competition: analytical dimensions and empirical problems, Stefano Bartolini
Part II. Reexaming party organization and party models
The ascendancy of the party in public office: party organizational change in 20th-century democracies, Richard S. Katz and 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
A crisis of institutionalisation: the collapse of the UCD in Spain, Richard Gunther and Jonathan Hopkin
Part III. Revisiting Party linkages and attitudes toward parties
Antiparty sentiments in Southern Europe, Mariano Torcal, Richard Gunther, and José Ramón Montero
Parties in contemporary democracies: problems and paradoxes, Juan J. Linz

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