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Still the Age of Catch‐Allism? Volksparteien and Parteienstaat in Crisis and Re‐equilibration

Hans‐Jürgen Puhle

in Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246748
eISBN:
9780191599385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246742.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Experience of modern political parties during the last fifty years can be briefly summarized under two headlines: the rise of the catch‐all party (Volksparteien) after the Second World War (earlier ... More


Beyond the Catch‐All Party: Approaches to the Study of Parties and Party Organization in Contemporary Democracies

Steven B. Wolinetz

in Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246748
eISBN:
9780191599385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246742.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

There are good reasons for re‐examining existing classifications of parties and seeing if others can be developed. However, reworking categories is a complex process, requiring further research and ... More


A Crisis of Institutionalization: The Collapse of the UCD in Spain

Richard Gunther and Jonathan Hopkin

in Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246748
eISBN:
9780191599385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246742.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Political parties are such a fundamental part of democratic political life that they take on an appearance of stability and solidity that is rarely questioned—hence, when a political party collapses, ... More


The Ascendancy of the Party in Public Office: Party Organizational Change in Twentieth‐Century Democracies

Richard S. Katz and Peter Mair

in Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246748
eISBN:
9780191599385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246742.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Concerned with the development of party organizations in twentieth‐century democracies, and deals specifically with the shifting balance of power between what has earlier been termed the three ... More


The Problem of Political Parties in Western Liberalism, 1868–1968

Paolo Pombeni

in Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600670
eISBN:
9780191738203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600670.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Are political parties an unavoidable component of liberal constitutionalism? A historical enquiry shows us how troubled was the perception of political parties among Western European liberals. In the ... More


The Party’s Golden Age and Its Demise

Piero Ignazi

in Party and Democracy: The Uneven Road to Party Legitimacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198735854
eISBN:
9780191799815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198735854.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 4 deals with the evolution of the party in the post-war period until the late 1960s. It suggests that because the recovery of democracy after the Second World War coincided with ... More


The Rise and Decline of Parties

Richard S. Katz and Peter Mair

in Democracy and the Cartelization of Political Parties

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199586011
eISBN:
9780191866043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199586011.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

When they rose to prominence in the régimes censitaires of the nineteenth century, most political parties were based primarily in parliament and had little external organization. With the advent of ... More


The Cartel Party

Richard S. Katz and Peter Mair

in Democracy and the Cartelization of Political Parties

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199586011
eISBN:
9780191866043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199586011.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

In terms of an analogy to economic markets, the political market for parties has nearly always been an oligopoly. In recent decades, that oligopoly has transformed into a cartel, in which the parties ... More


Conclusion: The Study of Party Organization

Paul D. Webb, Thomas Poguntke, and Susan E. Scarrow

in Organizing Political Parties: Representation, Participation, and Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198758631
eISBN:
9780191818554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758631.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter briefly recaps the findings of this volume, then addresses more general questions concerning the types of organizational patterns that researchers should expect to find, and the most ... More


Andhra Pradesh: Political Shifts and Electoral Volatility

K.C. Suri, P. Narasimha Rao, and V. Anji Reddy

in Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198099178
eISBN:
9780199082988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099178.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the factors that contributed to the limited electoral success of the Congress party in the 2009 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. Three factors seem to stand out as important ... More


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