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The Handbook of Party Politics is the first book to comprehensively map the state-of-the-art in contemporary party politics scholarship. This major new work brings together the world's leading party theorists to provide an unrivalled resource on the role of parties in the pressing contemporary problems of institutional design and democratic governance today.

Parties into Government: Still Many Puzzles
Parties into government: Still many puzzles

The process of government formation constitutes a crucial phase and arena in democratic governance: it concerns the translation of electoral and parliamentary power into executive power, and the possibility of implementing policies that have been democratically endorsed and legitimated ...

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