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Farewell to the Party Model?

Independent Local Lists in East and West European Countries

  • Editors
  • Marion Reiser
  • Everhard Holtmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
  2. Introduction

    1. Marion Reiser, Everhard Holtmann
      Pages 7-9
    2. Everhard Holtmann
      Pages 11-19
  3. Local Lists in East and Central European Countries

  4. A bridging case?

    1. Stefan Göhlert, Everhard Holtmann, Adrienne Krappidel, Marion Reiser
      Pages 127-148
  5. Local Lists in West European Countries

    1. Kristof Steyvers, Herwig Reynaert, Koenraad De Ceuninck, Tony Valcke
      Pages 169-193
    2. Ingemar Wörlund
      Pages 195-210
    3. Jacob Aars, Hans-Erik Ringkjøb
      Pages 211-232
    4. Maria Antónia Pires de Almeida
      Pages 233-251
  6. Conclusion

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 295-296

About this book


Local independent lists are a general phenomenon on the local level in many European countries – in established Western countries as well as in new democracies in Middle and Eastern Europe. The research is linked to the much-discussed phenomenon of the growing disenchantment with political parties and the sceptical evaluation of political parties on the local level. Typically, these lists understand themselves as non-parties or anti-parties and therefore assume a contra position in the local party system. The edited book aims first at developing a theoretical and conceptual framework for these non-partisan lists. Second, the contributions describe and analyse for the first time comparatively presence, success, organisational structure, behaviour and performance of these local actors in twelve West and East European countries.


Kommunalverwaltung Local Government Political Parties anti-parties non-parties organization

About the authors

Reiser, Marion, Dr., is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Science at the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg.
Holtmann, Everhard, Dr., is Professor of Political Science at the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg.

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