Toward a systematic analysis of government party relationships
International Political Science Review, 1995, Vol. 16, No 2, pp. 127-143
BLONDEL, Jean, Toward a systematic analysis of government party relationships, International Political Science Review, 1995, Vol. 16, No 2, pp. 127-143 - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/16656
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After reviewing existing literature on party government, this article identifies the main information gaps regarding this topic. St points out the most important elements that a systematic study on government-party relationships cannot overlook. The underlying question the author asks is who, in fact, governs in modern Western democracies-ruling parties or national executives? To answer this question, the author establishes a series of institutional variables, such as form of government, type of party and electoral system, among others. Next, depending on these characteristics, he constructs a typology on the forms that the government-party relationship can assume in terms of the greater or lesser autonomy of the former vis-a-vis the latter. Most of the study is devoted to suggesting an analytical strategy allowing for a comparative study on the topic.
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Full-text via DOI: 10.1177/019251219501600202
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