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Party and Government

An Inquiry into the Relationship between Governments and Supporting Parties in Liberal Democracies

Editors: Blondel, Jean, Cotta, Maurizio (Eds.)

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Party and Government is an eleven-country study of the relationship between the governments of liberal democracies, mainly from Western Europe, but also including the United States and India, and the parties which support these governments. It examines this relationship at the three levels at which governments and parties connect: appointments, policy-making, and patronage. The emphasis is on a two-way relationship: parties influence governments but governments also influence parties. The extent and the direction of this influence varies from country to country. In some cases, governments and parties are almost autonomous from each other, as in the United States; in other cases, on the contrary, there is considerable power of one over the other: sometimes the party dominates, sometimes the government.

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Jean Blondel is a professorial fellow at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Party and Government
Book Subtitle
An Inquiry into the Relationship between Governments and Supporting Parties in Liberal Democracies
Editors
  • Jean Blondel
  • Maurizio Cotta
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-24788-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-24788-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-61660-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-24790-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 284
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