The nature of party government : a comparative European perspective
Title: The nature of party government : a comparative European perspective
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Citation: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780333681992; 0333681991
"The nature of party government" examines relationships between governments and supporting parties on a comparative European basis. The book does so at the level of principles: there is a major conflict between governments, which should govern and parties, which being representative, wish to shape the way governments operate. The book studies relationships empirically as well: it shows that they occur on three plans, appointments, policy-making and patronage and assesses the extent of two-way influences, from parties to governments and from governments to parties.
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction / J. Blondel. -- 2. The normative foundations of party government / A.-P. Frognier. -- 3. Party government, state and society : mapping boundaries and interrelations / R. B. Andeweg. -- 4. Defining party and government / M. Cotta. -- 5. A framework for the empirical analysis of government-supporting party relationships / J. Blondel. -- 6. Political recruitment and party government / R. B. Andeweg. -- 7. Patronage by National Governments / W. C. Müller. -- 8. Governments, supporting parties and policy-making / J. Blondel and J. Nousiainen. -- 9. Conclusion : from the simple world of party government to a more complex view of party-government relationships / M. Cotta.