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Party rules, party resources and the politics of parliamentary democracies
This article introduces the first findings of the Political Party Database Project, a major survey of party organizations in parliamentary and semi-presidential democracies. The project’s first round
The State and the Parties
This article focuses on the relationship between political parties and the state. We propose an analytical framework distinguishing between three different dimensions of the party-state linkage: the
Old and New Oppositions in Contemporary Europe
Unity and peace in Europe, freedom and democracy in Eastern Europe: Government and Opposition's founding editor Ghiţă Ionescu – the centenary of whose birth this special issue commemorates – might
On the predominance of state money: Reassessing party financing in the new democracies of Southern and Eastern Europe
Abstract This article looks at the patterns of party financing in the relatively recently established democracies of Southern and Eastern Europe, with a particular emphasis on the relative importance
Deterring new party entry? The impact of state regulation on the permeability of party systems
Despite the growing amount of party regulation, we still have a limited understanding of the effect that party laws have on party systems and political competition. Notwithstanding predictions that
Models of party democracy: patterns of party regulation in post-war European constitutions
This article investigates the ways in which political parties are codified in modern democratic constitutions, providing a unique cross-sectional and longitudinal overview of the patterns of party
Political Parties as Public Utilities
The exceptional relevance of the state in party finance in contemporary European democracies is not only of particular importance for the way in which parties organize, but also has a bearing on the
On the Internal Balance of Party Power
This paper focuses on the relationship between the party central office and the party in public office in the relatively new democracies of Southern and East Central Europe. The analysis reveals
(Non)Comparative Politics in Britain
This article compares the state of the art of comparative politics in Britain with the US and continental Europe. Three main traditions are distinguished: a narrative single-country tradition, in
Party Membership in Twenty European Democracies, 1980-2000
This article reports a comprehensive overview of new data on the levels of individual membership of political parties in twenty contemporary European democracies. Among the patterns noted in the data