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Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Paul Webb, David Farrell, and Ian Holliday


This book is one in a series (Comparative Politics) for students and teachers of political science that deals with contemporary issues in comparative government and politics. It examines political parties in contemporary democracies, asking how relevant and vital they are, whether they fulfill the functions that any stable and effective democracy might expect of them, or whether they are little more than moribund anachronisms, relics of a past age of political life, now superseded by other mechanisms of linkage between state and society. The book addresses these questions through a rigorous co ... More

Keywords: advanced industrial democracies, Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, case studies, contemporary democracies, Denmark, Europe, Finland, France, functions of political parties, Germany, governance, interest aggregation, interest articulation, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, political communication, political participation, political parties, political recruitment, relevance, Spain, Sweden, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199240562
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199240566.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Webb, editor
University of Sussex
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David Farrell, editor
Department of Government, University of Manchester

Ian Holliday, editor
City University of Hong Kong.
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