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dc.contributor.authorSCHMITTER, Philippe C.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-23T13:40:04Z
dc.date.available2011-05-23T13:40:04Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationWest European politics, 2008, 31, 1-2, 195-210
dc.identifier.issn0140-2382
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1814/17387
dc.description.abstractSince the mid-1970s, Western European politics have undergone significant changes - and this has been particularly marked in the arena of 'interest politics'. In this article I list some apodictic statements about these changes and speculate about their potential explanations. To the extent that these descriptive generalisations have some accuracy and that the potential explanations have some validity, we can then conclude that the hegemony of political parties is declining. This is not to say that parties will be replaced by either associations or movements. These three forms of representation are not locked into a zero-sum game. In the past, they have grown together and supported each other. Nothing says that they cannot also decline together in the present. What we can say, however, is that there has been a generalised loosening of the links between interests and organisations.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectInterest groups
dc.subjectPolitical representation
dc.subjectSocial movements
dc.subjectPolitical parties
dc.subjectState-society relations
dc.subjectPopulism
dc.subjectCollective action
dc.subjectPolitical attitudes
dc.titleThe changing politics of organised interests
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01402380701834994
dc.identifier.volume31
dc.identifier.startpage195
dc.identifier.endpage210
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dc.identifier.issue01/02/11


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