Parties and Democracy: Coalition Formation and Government Functioning in Twenty States

Paperback | September 1, 1993

byIan Budge, Hans Keman

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Parties and Democracy studies the actual behaviour of some four hundred governments in twenty post-war democracies. The conclusion that parties do function in accordance with modern democratic theory will serve to put moral justifications of democracy and descriptions of the system on afirmer footing.

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Parties and Democracy studies the actual behaviour of some four hundred governments in twenty post-war democracies. The conclusion that parties do function in accordance with modern democratic theory will serve to put moral justifications of democracy and descriptions of the system on afirmer footing.

Ian Budge is at University of Essex. Hans Keman is at Free University of Amsterdam.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:September 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198279256

ISBN - 13:9780198279259

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1. Explaining Democratic Government: Background Considerations2. The General Theory of Party Government3. Government Formation4. The Distribution of Ministries5. Party Influences on Government Policy6. Government Termination: Causes and Effects7. Parties Steering the State: Evaluation and Development of the TheoryAppendix A: Party Factions and Cabinet ReshufflesAppendix B: Data: Sources and Preparation

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`The research credentials are impressive ... The writing is precise, the presentation clear and well-supported throughout by statistical material ... there is a mine of valuable information about the governmental systems of individual states ... most impressive text.'Talking Politics