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How Parties Organize

How Parties Organize
Change and Adaptation in Party Organizations in Western Democracies

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November 1994 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book takes a close look inside political parties, bringing together the findings of an international team of leading scholars. Building on a unique set of cross-national data on party organizations, the contributors set out to explain how parties organize, how they have changed and how they have adapted to the changing political and organizational circumstances in which they find themselves.

The contributors are recognized authorities on the party systems of their countries, and have all been involved in gathering data on party membership, party finance and the internal structure of power. They add to the analysis of these original data an expert knowledge of the wider political patterns in their countries, and thus provide insight into the development of parties and party systems from the perspective of party organizations themselves. How Parties Organize offers the most systematic and comparable analysis of party organization in contemporary Europe and the United States.

Peter Mair
Party Organizations
From Civil Society to the State

Richard S Katz and Robin Kolodny
Party Organization as an Empty Vessel
Parties in American Politics

Wolfgang C M[um]uller
The Development of Austrian Party Organizations in the Post-war Period
Kris Deschouwer
The Decline of Consociationalism and the Reluctant Modernization of Belgian Mass Parties
Paul D Webb
Party Organizational Change in Britain
The Iron Law of Centralization?

Lars Bille
The Decline of the Membership Party?

Jan Sundberg
Nationalized Parties, Professionalized Organizations

Thomas Poguntke
Parties in a Legalistic Culture
The Case of Germany

David M Farrell
Centralization, Professionalization and Competitive Pressures

Luciano Bardi and Leonardo Morlino
Tracing the Roots of the Great Transformation

Ruud A Koole
The Vulnerability of the Modern Cadre Party in the Netherlands
Lars Sv[a with a circle on the top]asand
Change and Adaptation in Norwegian Party Organizations
Jon Pierre and Anders Widfeldt
Party Organizations in Sweden
Colossuses with Feet of Clay or Flexible Pillars of Government?

Luciano Bardi
Transnational Party Federations, European Parliamentary Party Groups and the Building of Europarties

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