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- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00
A study of territorial dynamics within party organizations in multi-layered systems. This book contributes to a new approach in party research which acknowledges the importance of multi-layered institutional framing. It includes an analysis of vertical linkages and sub-state autonomy in Austrian, Belgian, British, German and Spanish parties. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 175.00
The Nature of Party Government examines relationships between governments and supporting parties on a comparative European basis. The book does so at the level of principles: there is a major conflict between governments, which should govern, and parties, which being representative, wish to shape the way governments operate. The book studies relationships... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95
This book provides a systematic and comparative account of the rise of ?new challenger parties? across Western Europe. It analyses how parties that challenge the conventional party system by addressing issues neglected by existing parties can succeed and fail. Systematically comparing 229 elections since 1950 across 15 European democracies, including... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
Party literature is largely focused on the rise and success of new parties and their effects on party systems and older parties. This book, on the other hand, provides a valuable and original addition to such literature by analyzing what happens to a party when it enters government for the first time. Leading contributors assess how these parties,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
This book presents the main results of an electoral panel survey which is both unique and innovative in French electoral research and among the most detailed panel study in Europe. The survey was conducted among a sample of 1,846 French voters interviewed on four waves during the 2007 presidential and legislative elections in the context of Nicolas... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95
Social pacts ? policy agreements between governments, labor unions and sometimes employer organizations ? began to emerge in many countries in the 1980s. The most common explanations for social pacts tend to focus on economic factors, influenced by industrial relations institutions such as highly coordinated collective bargaining. This book presents,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
It has been argued that political parties are weakening. In Southern Europe, however, political parties have shown remarkable pragmatism. Not only have they played a crucial role in the installation and consolidation of democracy, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s, but they have also adapted to the aftermaths of severe political crises during the 1990s.... more...