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State Formation, Parties and Democracy: Studies in Comparative European Politics by Hans Daalder

This volume re-publishes classical studies by Hans Daalder on three major themes: the different paths towards state formation in Europe; their effect on parties and party systems and their alleged crises; and the rise and merits of the consociational democracy model. The book throws a unique light on the development of comparative studies after World War II as seen through the eyes of an active participant. In a fascinating preface Peter Mair contrasts two scholarly generations in the field of comparative and cross-national studies.

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ISBN-13: 9781907301179
Publisher: ECPR Press
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Hans Daalder is emeritus professor of political science at Leiden University where he founded one of the eight departments which formed the ECPR in 1970. At his retirement he edited a book of four biographical and twenty-three autobiographical chapters by scholars in the field of comparative European politics on both side of the Atlantic under the title Comparative European Politics. The Story of a Profession (London 1997).

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