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


This book studies the actual behaviour of some four hundred governments in twenty post-war democracies, including those of Western Europe, Australia, Israel, Japan, and New Zealand. Its conclusion that parties do in fact function in accordance with modern democratic theory serves to put moral justifications of demoracy and descriptions of the system on a firmer footing.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 1993