The Nature of Party Government
A Comparative European Perspective
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Nature of Party Government by Jean Blondel
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333681992
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jean Blondel
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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