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Parliamentary Party Groups in European Democracies : Political Parties Behind Closed Doors - Knut Heidar

Parliamentary Party Groups in European Democracies

Political Parties Behind Closed Doors

By: Knut Heidar (Editor), Ruud Koole (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th December 1999
ISBN: 9780415223362
Number Of Pages: 320

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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.

Industry Reviews

'the volume is highly instructive not only in enhancing the reader's knowledge about PPGs and their role in domestic arenas, but also by providing a stimulus to embark on the road of further research.'

Political Studies

'...this book singles out a very relevant problem, develops an accurate methodological frame, and discusses it in a fruitful way, by virtue of an uncommon amount of empirical evidence...is destined to provoke very favourable reactions among political scientists both for its findings and as a good example of comparative research.'

Luca Verzichelli Acta Politica 2000/4

Introduction: representative democracy and parliamentary party groups
Approaches to the study of parliamentary party groups
Bureaucratisation, co-ordination and competition: parliamentary party groups in the German
The United Kingdom: exerting influence from within
Parliamentary parties in the French fifth republic
Not yet the locus of power: parliamentary party groups in Austria
Fractiocracy? Limits to the ascendancy of the parliamentary party group in Dutch politics
PPGs in Belgium: subjects of partititocratic dominion
A power centre in Danish politics
Parliamentary party groups in the Swedish
The partyness of the Finnish Eduskunta
The limits of whips and watchdogs in the Czech Republic
Parliamentary party groups in Slovakia
Parties and parliamentary party groups in the making: Hungary 1989-1997
Second-rate parties? Towards a better understanding of the European parliament's party groups
Parliamentary party groups compared
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ISBN: 9780415223362
ISBN-10: 0415223369
Series: Routledge/Ecpr Studies in European Political Science, 13
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 16th December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1

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