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West European Party System

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ISBN-10: 0198275838

ISBN-13: 9780198275831

Edition: 1990

Authors: Peter Mair

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The analysis of party systems in Western Europe has long constituted a major focus of concern in comparative political science. Now for the first time, many of the classic writings in this field have been collected into a single volume. The collection contains seminal writings by Weber, Neumann, Duverger, Kirchheimer, Daalder, Rokkan, and Sartori, as well as a selection from the more recent debates on changes in European party systems, including the contributions of Pedersen, Wolinetz, and Inglehart. The writings cover the development, stabilization, and transformation of party systems and include some of the key analyses which have sought to distinguish between different types of party…    
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List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/12/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Peter Mair (1951-2011) was one of the leading political scientists of his generation. He studied at University College Dublin and the University of Leiden, and worked at universities in Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands and Italy, finally becoming Professor of Comparative Politics at the European University Institute, Florence. His books include Party System Change and, with Stefano Bartolini, Identity, Competition and Electoral Availability.

Oxford Readings In Politics And Government
Preface and Acknowledgements
The Development Of The Mass Party
The Origin of Political Parties
The Advent of Plebiscitarian Democracy
Caucus And Branch, Cadre Parties and Mass Parties
The Party Of Democratic Integration
The Catch-All Party
Parties In Pluralism
The Stabilization Of Party Systems
Structuring The Party System
The 'reach' Of The Party System
Cleavage Structures, Party Systems, and Voter Alignments
Towards A Generalized Concept Of Verzuiling
The Sociology Of Parties: A Critical Review
The Transformation Of Party Systems
Persistence and Change In Western Party Systems, 1945-1969
Electoral Volatility In Western Europe, 1948-1977
Parameters Of Change
The Transformation Of Western European Party Systems
Models Of Change
The Nature Of Value Change
Dimensions Of Ideology In European Party Systems
From Class-Based To Value-Based Politics
Typologies Of Party Systems
The Two-Party System And The Multiparty System
Party Systems and Patterns Of Opposition
Types Of Party System
The Electoral Balance
A Typology Of Party Systems
Notes On Contributors
Select Bibliography