Parliamentary Party Groups in European Democracies: Political Parties behind Closed Doors


The partisan groups in parliament form the link between mass suffrage, parties and parliaments, and are generally accepted today as necessary instruments of parliamentary business. Parliamentary party groups are central actors in most European democracies. This volume analyses the manifestations and operations of these actors across thirteen different countries and in the European parliament.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Knut Heidar
  • Ruud Koole
  • Thomas Saalfeld
  • Philip Norton
  • Jean-Louis Thiébault
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2000


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