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Party Organizations

Party Organizations
A Data Handbook on Party Organizations in Western Democracies, 1960-90

October 1992 | 992 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This data handbook provides the most comprehensive available source of information on political parties in Europe.

It includes detailed data on party size and organization, membership and affiliation rules, party organization and staffing, candidate selection, leadership, policy formation, internal decision-making, organizational adaptation, finances, participation in executive office, electoral performance, public opinion surveys.

Richard S Katz and Peter Mair
The Cross-National Study of Party Organizations

Wolfgang C Mu[um]eller
Austria (1945-1990)
Kris Deschouwer
Lars Bille
Jan Sundberg and Christel Gylling
Thomas Poguntke with Bernhard Boll
David M Farrell
Luciano Bardi and Leonardo Morlino
Ruud Koole and Hella van de Velde
The Netherlands
Lars Sv[circle]asand
Jon Pierre and Anders Widfeldt
P D Webb
The United Kingdom
Robin Kolodny and Richard S Katz
The United States
Luciano Bardi
Transnational Party Federations in the European Community

`The volume cultivates old, and breaks new, ground in several respects.... There is little doubt that the main aim of this venture - to chart and to explain such developments - is being met. The editors assembled an impressive array of contributors who are among the leading scholars of political parties in their countries. The design of the volume is both clear and standardised. Data for the 79 parties are provided in separate country chapters with an additional chapter for the three transnational party federations... The volume is consciously targeted toward the practitioner and as such the book deserves a wide audience among empirically-oriented political scientists. Although it is packed with information, the richness of the data and the standardised format according to which it is presented make it an easy task to digest. The aim for scholars in political parties will be to attempt to analyse the data and examine the authors' hypothesis' - West European Politics

`This volume is an exceedingly useful, well-planned and well-produced addition to the literature on parties... invaluable for comparative research' - Political Studies

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ISBN: 9780803987838