This book explores the impact intraparty conflicts have on a party's coalition bargaining. Focusing on Denmark, Norway, UK, Italy and France, it investigates whether organizational imperatives of political parties play a role in interparty competition.
1. The problem, the paradox, the model -- 2. The intraparty and constitutional contexts -- 3. Modes of conflict manifestation in centralised parties -- 4. Modes of conflict manifestation in decentralised parties -- 5. Modes of conflict resolution in centralised parties -- 6. Modes of conflict resolution in decentralised parties -- 7. Modes of coalition bargaining -- 8. Are centralised parties defenceless against internal conflicts? -- 9. Conclusions and implications.
Published: 27th November 1997