Maurice Duverger and the Study of Political Parties

@article{Schlesinger2006MauriceDA,
  title={Maurice Duverger and the Study of Political Parties},
  author={Joseph A. Schlesinger and M. Schlesinger},
  journal={French Politics},
  year={2006},
  volume={4},
  pages={58-68}
}
  • Joseph A. Schlesinger, M. Schlesinger
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • French Politics
  • Over a half century's experience with Duverger's Les Partis Politiques offers an opportunity to test his theory. His explanations for the numbers of parties survives as Duverger's Law, while his predictions for the development of the ‘membership party’ have not. Since the two rest on divergent explanations of electoral politics, the success of one and the failure of the other present an excellent test of our theories of electoral politics. Duverger's explanation of the numbers of parties… CONTINUE READING
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