• 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.

American Exceptionalism
American exceptionalism

One of the problematic aspects of the study of party organizations has been how to account for the undoubted differences between American parties and many of the European parties. Of course, taking account of unusual and distinctive institutions is something with which comparative political analysis must deal ...

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