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Russell J. Dalton, David M. Farrell, and Ian McAllister

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199599356

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199599356.001.0001

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Parties and Representative Government

Parties and Representative Government

(p.3) 1 Parties and Representative Government
Political Parties and Democratic Linkage

Russell J. Dalton

David M. Farrell

Ian McAllister

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins by setting out the two motivations in writing this volume. The first is the availability of new research resources that allow the systematic study of the party government model in a way that was not possible in the past. The second is to contribute to the vigorous debate about party decline or change. The chapter then discusses the rise of party-based politics; the five main forms of linkage between political parties and voters; and the challenges to parties. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   political parties, party government model, voters

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