This book provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the roles that political parties perform in twenty O.E.C.D. nations. It finds that parties continue to exercise their traditional roles in organizing elections and structuring the government process, but that they are losing the allegiance of a public that is increasingly non-partisan and sceptical about political parties as institutions. These findings lead to a discussion about the changing nature of representative democracy as these nations enter the 21st Century.
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Published May 23, 2002
by Oxford University Press.
Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy.