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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.

Party Patronage and Party Colonization of the State
Party patronage and party colonization of the state

Party patronage is the use of public resources in particularistic and direct exchanges between clients and party politicians or party functionaries. Directness means that, in contrast to programmatic linkages, the parties are able to ...

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