Political Parties and Party Systems

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LIST OF FIGURES
0.1. Political scientists and approaches to the study of parties and party systems8
1.1. Position of party leaders on the issue of public ownership28
1.2. Position of party leaders on social policy issues28
1.3. Position of Liberal and Radical party leaders29
1.4. Position of Conservative party leaders32
1.5. Position of Socialist and Social Democratic party leaders33
1.6. Position of Christian Democratic and other Christian party leaders36
1.7. Position of Communist party leaders38
1.8 Position of regional and ethnic party leaders40
1.9. Position of right-wing extremist party leaders41
1.10. Position of Ecology party leaders43
1.11. Share of total vote obtained by major parties in first round of French National Assembly elections at five elections between 1956 and 199450
1.12. Share of total vote obtained by major parties in five Bundestag elections between 1956 and 199452
1.13. Share of total vote obtained by major parties in five British parliamentary elections between 1956 and 199454
1.14. Share of total vote obtained by major parties in five elections to the Japanese Diet between 1956 and 199458
1.15. Share of total vote obtained by candidates in five US presidential elections between 1956 and 199461
5.1. Sartori's 'simplified model'169
5.2. The relation between ideological distance between parties and the number of parties in a party system173
11.1. Location of political parties on the ideological spectrum according to Downs, with different distributions of voters along the spectrum321
11.2. Downs's model of party strategies in a two-party system323
11.3. The consequences of centrist tendencies in extremist parties in multiparty systems, according to Downs324

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Figures xi
  • List of Tables xii
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • About This Book xvi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Parties 15
  • Chapter One - Parties and Ideology 17
  • Chapter Two - Supporters, Members, and Activists 63
  • Chapter Three - Party Organizations 93
  • Chapter Four - Parties in Non-Liberal- Democratic Regimes 124
  • Part II - Party Systems 145
  • Chapter Five - The Classification of Party Systems 147
  • Chapter Six - Why Party Systems Differ 184
  • Chapter Seven - Stability and Change in Party Systems 213
  • Chapter Eight - Party Systems in Non- Liberal-Democratic Regimes 245
  • Part III - Moving towards Government 255
  • Chapter Nine - The Selection of Candidates and Leaders 257
  • Chapter Ten - Campaigning for Election 289
  • Chapter Eleven - Voter Choice and Government Formation 317
  • Chapter Twelve - Parties in Government 349
  • Conclusions 377
  • Appendix 1 - France 383
  • Appendix 2 - Germany 388
  • Appendix 3 - Great Britain 391
  • Appendix 4 - Japan 395
  • Appendix 5 - United States 398
  • Notes 404
  • Index 417
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