The Nature of Party Government: A Comparative European Perspective (Hardback)Jean Blondel (author), M. Cotta (editor)
Hardback 241 Pages
The Nature of Party Government examines relationships between governments and supporting parties on a comparative European basis. The book does so at the level of principles: there is a major conflict between governments, which should govern, and parties, which being representative, wish to shape the way governments operate. The book studies relationships empirically as well: it shows that they occur on three planes, appointments, policy-making and patronage and assesses the extent of two-way influence, from parties to governments and from governments to parties.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 241
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
'This book clearly raises the bar for those interested in building and testing theories that apply across country contexts.' - Choice
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