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The Nature of Party Government

A Comparative European Perspective

  • Jean Blondel
  • Maurizio Cotta
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. J. Blondel
      Pages 1-17
  3. Part I

  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. R. B. Andeweg
      Pages 119-140
    3. Wolfgang C. Müller
      Pages 141-160
    4. Jean Blondel, Jaakko Nousiainen
      Pages 161-195
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 223-241

About this book

Introduction

The Nature of Party Government examines relationships between governments and supporting parties on a comparative European basis. The book does so at the level of principles: there is a major conflict between governments, which should govern, and parties, which being representative, wish to shape the way governments operate. The book studies relationships empirically as well: it shows that they occur on three planes, appointments, policy-making and patronage and assesses the extent of two-way influence, from parties to governments and from governments to parties.

Keywords

conflict government Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Blondel
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maurizio Cotta
    • 2
  1. 1.European University InstituteFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.University of SienaItaly

About the editors

R. ANDEWEG Professor of Political Science, University of Leiden A.P. FROGNIER Professor of Political Science, University of Louvain W.C. MUELLER Professor of Political Science, University of Vienna J. NOUSIAINEN Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Turku

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Reviews

'This book clearly raises the bar for those interested in building and testing theories that apply across country contexts.' - Choice