Changing Models of Party Organization and Party Democracy

  title={Changing Models of Party Organization and Party Democracy},
  author={Richard S. Katz and Peter Mair},
  journal={Party Politics},
  pages={28 - 5}
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 misconceived, that the mass-party model is only one, temporally limited and contingent model, and that it is necessary to differentiate notions of adaptation and change from notions of decline or failure. Following an analysis of how various models of party can be located in terms of the relationship… Expand

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