Party Elites in Divided Societies: Political Parties in Consociational Democracy

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2.1 The average scores of Lijphart’s institutional indicators (1945-90) 23
2.2 Parties’ centre space occupation (1945-90) 36
2.3 Party volatilities in consociational democracies 37
3.1 Members and voters of the SPÖ, ÖVP, KPÖ and FPÖ in election years from 1949 to 1995 45
3.2 Organisational density (M/Vand M/E) of Austria’s pillar parties in election years from 1949 to 1995 46
3.3 Austrian national election results (1945-95): votes and seats 49
3.4 Voting profile of selected Austrian sociodemographic groups in 1986 and 1995 (%) 59
3.5 Social structure of Austrian party electorates in 1986 and 1995 (%) 60
3.6 Austrian governments and pillar party dominance (1945-98) 64
4.1 Composition of Belgian governments (1917-39) 77
4.2 Results of elections to the Belgian House of Representatives (1919-39) 78
4.3 Organisational density of pillar parties (M/V) (1960-95) 82
4.4 Absolute Belgian (pillar) party membership (1960-95) 89
4.5 Belgian (pillar) party membership as a proportion of the total electorate (M/E) (1961-95) 90
4.6 Belgian governments and pillar party dominance (1945-98) 92
4.7 Elections to the Belgian House of Representatives (1946-95) 94
4.8 The joint electoral strength of the three consociational ‘families’ (1961-95) 95
4.9 Election results in the Flanders and Wallonia regions (1961-95) 96
5.1 Dutch pillar party membership: figures and ratios (1948-98) 113
5.2 Subcultures in the Dutch electorate (1956-98) 114
5.3 Subcultural loyalty to subcultural party in the Netherlands (1956-98) 114
5.4 Reported motivations of Dutch party choice: the Christian Democrats (1948-89) 117
5.5 Dutch public opinion on religion as basis for organizations (1971-98) 118

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