The State and the Parties

@article{vanBiezen2007TheSA,
  title={The State and the Parties},
  author={Ingrid van Biezen and Petr Kopeck{\'y}},
  journal={Party Politics},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={235 - 254}
}
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 dependence of parties on the state, the management of parties by the state and the control of the state by parties. We provide a cross-national empirical analysis of the relationship between parties and the state in contemporary liberal democracies. Our analysis underscores the considerable… 

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