Political Parties in Western Democracies

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Transaction Publishers, 1967 - 387 pages
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What chiefly distinguishes this work is the inclusion of considerable material on American partics in a comparative context to the analysis of British, Scandinavian, European, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand political parties.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Developmental Circumstances
19
2 Social Structure
27
3 Federalism
31
4 Executive and Legislative Authority
34
5 Election Arrangements
37
The Nature of Competition
46
2 The TwoParty Pattern
55
6 Conclusion
199
Candidate Selection
201
2 The United States
203
3 Great Britain
215
4 Other Nations
225
5 Summary
231
CounterOrganizational Tendencies
233
2 Financing
242

3 The MultiParty Pattern
69
Structuring the Vote
77
1 National Patterns
78
2 The Class Basis
85
3 The Nonpartisan Alternative
93
Organization
98
3 EuropeanStyle Mass Membership
111
4 The MiddleClass American Style
122
5 Contagion from the Left?
126
The Socialist WorkingClass Party
130
2 Origins
132
3 The American Contrast
138
4 The Trade Unions
146
5 Survival
152
6 Summary
165
Leadership Recruitment by Class
167
2 The British Labour Party
171
3 Other Socialist Parties
181
4 The American Contrast
188
5 Canada
196
3 The MassMembership Response
250
The Programmatic Function
261
1 Parties as PolicyMakers
264
2 Foreign Policy
272
3 The InterestGroup Relationship
275
4 The General Direction
285
Program Policy and Organized Membership 1 The Relationship
289
2 The British Labour Case
294
3 The Limited NonBritish Experience
305
4 Summary Observations
312
The Governing Function I The Impact of the Governmental System
315
2 The TwoParty Parliamentary Model
318
3 MultiParty Parliamentary Variants
333
4 Separation of Powers
340
5 The Nongoverning Party
348
Conclusion
351
Postscript To Transaction Edition
359
Index
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