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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
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
How Parties Organize : Change and Adaptation in Party Organizations in Western Democracies
Party Organizations - Peter Mair From Civil Society to the State Party Organization as an Empty Vessel - Richard S Katz and Robin Kolodny Parties in American Politics The Development of Austrian
The Evolution of Party Organizations in Europe: The Three Faces of Party Organization
At least since the beginning of the 1980s, much of the writing on the strategies, tactics, and policies of parties has explicitly cautioned against the treatment of party as a “unitary actor”” (e.g.,
The Problem of Candidate Selection and Models of Party Democracy
  • R. Katz
  • Political Science
  • 1 May 2001
Candidate selection is vital to political parties but it also poses a dilemma, which is particularly acute in the cartel party, stemming from the position of MPs as both the base of the party in
From Catch-all Politics to Cartelisation: The Political Economy of the Cartel Party
Adaptations to coordination problems endogenous to political parties have established the cartel party as the emerging equilibrium type in modern Western democracies. However, these factors alone are
Democracy and elections
Democracy and Elections addresses the relationship between the different and often incompatible values of democratic theory and the electoral institutions used to achieve them. By analysing electoral
Representational roles
The paper examines the perceptions that representatives and would-be representatives have of their roles as MEPs, what accounts for those differences and what impact they have on MEP behaviour. Three