The Study of Party Factions as Competitive Political Organizations

@article{Belloni1976TheSO,
  title={The Study of Party Factions as Competitive Political Organizations},
  author={F. Belloni and D. C. Beller},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  year={1976},
  volume={29},
  pages={531 - 549}
}
T HE TERM "faction" is one which occurs with considerable frequency in the literature of politics, and references to specific factions and to "factionalism" in a wide variety of contexts are common. Despite commonplace allusion to faction, however, this realm of politics has been only poorly developed as a category of inquiry and analysis in political science. This is especially true in the context of the enormous body of literature devoted to phenomena of organization and competition for power… 
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