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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.

Clientelism and Party Politics
Clientelism and party politics
Introduction

Clientelism is a term which describes the distribution of selective benefits to individuals or clearly defined groups in exchange for political support (although as we shall see below, there are a range of more precise definitions). Clientelism occupies a curious position in the scholarship on ...

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