© 2012

Political Parties and Democracy

Contemporary Western Europe and Asia

  • Takashi Inoguchi
  • Jean Blondel

Part of the Asia Today book series (ASIAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jean Blondel
    Pages 13-31
  3. Jean Blondel, Jean-Louis Thiebault
    Pages 33-50
  4. Martin Elff
    Pages 51-71
  5. Jean Blondel, Nicolò Conti
    Pages 73-91
  6. Rudy B. Andeweg
    Pages 93-110
  7. Takashi Inoguchi
    Pages 111-125
  8. Cheol Hee Park
    Pages 127-142
  9. Siripan Nogsuan Sawasdee
    Pages 143-164
  10. Sunny Tanuwidjaja
    Pages 165-186
  11. Julio C. Teehankee
    Pages 187-205
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 223-243

About this book


Well-reputed political scientists residing and teaching in ten countries, five in Asia and five in Europe, comparatively examine the place of political parties in democracy, and provide an empirically rigorous, up-to-date, comprehensive synthesis of the organization of political parties and their links with citizens in a democracy.


democracy Europe Germany Italy organization organizations Political Parties teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • Takashi Inoguchi
    • 1
  • Jean Blondel
    • 2
  1. 1.TokyoJapan
  2. 2.LondonUK

About the editors

J. L. Thiebault, Institut D'etudes Politiques De Lille, France Martin Elff, University Of Essex, UK Nicolò Conti, The Unitelma Sapienza University Of Rome, Italy Rudy B. Andeweg, Leiden University, The Netherlands Cheol Hee Park, Seoul National University, Korea Siripan Nogusan Sawasdee, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Sunny Tanuwidjaja, Centre For Strategic And International Studies, Jakarta Julio C. Teehankee, De La Salle University, Philippines

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