Party Governance and Party Democracy

Given the centrality of political parties in modern democracies, most research on these systems either directly address their internal functioning and activities or question their critical role. Political science has moved from describing institutions to the thorough analysis of behavior within thes...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Müller, Wolfgang C. (Editor), Narud, Hanne Marthe (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2013, 2013
Edition:1st ed. 2013
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Party Democracy and Party Governance as Normative and Empirical Challenges
  • Party in Government
  • Government Formation
  • Political Parties and the Organization of Government 
  • Government Duration/Termination 
  • Electoral Responsiveness, Party Government and the Imperfect Performance of Democratic Elections.- Legislative Parties
  • Parliamentary Opposition
  • Parliamentary Party Groups: The power of the midfield
  • Parliamentary Voting.- Electoral Parties
  • Voters’ Trust and Confidence
  • Structural Determinants of Party Choice
  • Party Democracy Development
  • Political Parties and Constitutional Change
  • Party Development in the “Old World”
  • Party Development in the “New World”