The Nature of Party Government: A Comparative European Perspective

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Index
absolutism 45–6
absolutist regimes 21
accountability mechanisms 130
administrative face of government 74–5, 83–8, 102, 202
interaction with representative face 88–95
policies 209–11
‘administrative’ governments 8
administrative policies 174, 175–91
Adonis, A. 144
adversarial governments 101–2, 137–8
agency, control and see ex post controls
Almond, G. 24, 30
alternating (semi-presidential) systems 79–80, 88–90
analytical difficulties 13–16
Andeweg, R.B. 53, 143
anti-party bias 8–9, 10, 57
appointments 16, 119–40, 201–2
comprehensive evaluation 214–19
explanations 137–40
instrument vs. goal 120–30; party-dependence and government-dependence 124–5; unreliability of appointments as an instrument 128–30
links with patronage and policy 100, 107–14
nominators 126–8, 131–2, 134–5
nominees 125–6, 132–3, 135–6
and party–government relations 98, 119–20; evaluation 202–7
patterns of 130–7; appointments to the government 131–4; appointments to the party leadership 134–7
aristocracy 54–5
Attlee, C. 5
attrition 129–30
Austria 220
patrimonial party-government 215–16
patronage 148–9, 151–2, 152–3, 154, 159
policies 175–91, 193, 194
autonomy 16, 98–9
appointments 206
influences on planes of party-government 104–7
patronage 158–9
policy-making 189
Bagehot, W. 5
Bakema, W.E. 133
Balladur, E. 147
Bartolini, S. 196
Bawag 148
Belgium 4, 33, 35, 220
appointments 130–40
patrimonial party-government 215–16
patronage 151–2, 153, 154, 159, 212
policy-making 175–91, 192–3, 194
Bendix, J. 41–2
Bérégovoy, P. 147
Bergman, T. 168
bipolar systems 101–2, 219–21
influences on planes of party-government 104–7
links between planes of party-government relationships 108–9
policy-making 174, 178, 181–91, 194–5
‘black hole’ 48
blackmail potential 123
Blondel, J. 1, 10, 87, 98, 100, 131, 162, 196, 199
‘beheaded’ parliamentary party 62
Britain 144, 210
fusion 99
party in government 69
people in government 77
Bogdanor, V. 165

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