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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 System Institutionalization and Party System Theory After the Third Wave of Democratization*
Party system institutionalization and party system theory after the third wave of democratization

The main argument of this chapter is that the level of institutionalization is a critical dimension for understanding party systems. Until the mid-1990s, the ...

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