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Proportional Western Europe

The Failure of Governance

  • Authors
  • Bernard Owen
  • Maria Rodriguez-McKey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Countries with a Dominant Party: The Scandinavian Countries and Italy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bernard Owen, Maria Rodriguez-McKey
      Pages 3-39
    3. Bernard Owen, Maria Rodriguez-McKey
      Pages 41-74
  3. A Quasi Two-Party System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Bernard Owen, Maria Rodriguez-McKey
      Pages 77-102
  4. Fragmented Multiparty System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Bernard Owen, Maria Rodriguez-McKey
      Pages 105-120
    3. Bernard Owen, Maria Rodriguez-McKey
      Pages 121-145
    4. Bernard Owen, Maria Rodriguez-McKey
      Pages 147-171
    5. Bernard Owen, Maria Rodriguez-McKey
      Pages 173-193
    6. Bernard Owen, Maria Rodriguez-McKey
      Pages 195-217
    7. Bernard Owen, Maria Rodriguez-McKey
      Pages 219-220
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-249

About this book

Introduction

This is a history of political parties in ten nations (with the sections on France and Germany limited to specific period), and a critique of the existing literature that emphasizes the importance of electoral rules as determinative of political party systems.

Keywords

Europe Germany Governance government Institution Protest

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