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Changing Models of Party Organization and Party Democracy
Many recent discussions of the decline of party are predicated on the assumption that the Duverger/socialist mass-party model is the only model for parties. We contend that this assumption is
Identity, Competition and Electoral Availability: The Stabilisation of European Electorates 1885-1985
This edition (2007), based on the original published in 1990 by CUP, has a new introduction by the authors.
Going, Going, ...Gone? The Decline of Party Membership in Contemporary Europe
This article offers an overview of levels of party membership in European democ- racies at the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century and looks also at changes in these levels over time,
Ruling The Void: The Hollowing Of Western Democracy
  • P. Mair
  • Political Science
  • 6 August 2013
The argument that Western democracy is being hollowed out, as political participation declines and party allegiance weakens, is now widely cited. Yet the indicators can be uncertain and until now
Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations
PART I INTRODUCTION PART II PERSISTENCE AND CHANGE PART III PARTY ORGANIZATIONS AND PARTY SYSTEMS PART IV PARTY SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES OF COMPETITION PART I INTRODUCTION PART II PERSISTENCE AND
Left Right Political Scales - Some Expert Judgments
nations, usually measured in terms ‘of some more or less explicit Left-Right ideological scale. The need for such classification is quite apparent in the plethora of studies attempting to evaluate
Electoral Volatility and the Dutch Party System: A Comparative Perspective
This paper places the current wave of Dutch electoral volatility within a comparative European context, and emphasizes its exceptional character. Evidence of Dutch exceptionalism in terms of the
The Cartel Party Thesis: A Restatement
We restate and clarify the idea of the “cartel party,” a concept that has found considerable traction in studies of parties throughout the democratic world, including those far from the original
Representative Government in Modern Europe
1 Introduction Background Our Approach Modern Approach Plan of Campaign Modern Europe in Vital Statistics 2 Constitutions, Judges, and Politics European Constitutions Judicial Review The Appointment
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