• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Political Parties as Multi-Level Organizations
Political parties as multi-level organizations
The Obvious National Context

One of the major assumptions of much of the analysis of party politics is that it is situated in the context of national states. The national state is therefore normally seen as the primary institutional context shaping party politics. The direct ...

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