Parties without Partisans: Political Change in Advanced Industrial Democracies


This book provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the roles that political parties perform in twenty OECD nations. It finds that parties continue to exercise their traditional roles in organizing elections and structuring the government process, but they are losing the allegiance of a public that is increasingly non-partisan and sceptical about political parties as institutions. These findings lead to a discussion about the changing nature of representation democracy as these nations enter the 21st Century.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Russell J. Dalton
  • Martin P. Wattenberg
  • Susan E. Scarrow
  • Shaun Bowler
  • Kaare Strøm
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 2000


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