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Author Lawson, Kay.

Title How Political Parties Respond to Voters : Interest Aggregation Revisited
Published London : Routledge, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (280 pages)
Series Routledge research in comparative politics ; 9
Routledge research in comparative politics ; 9
Contents Do parties respond? Challenges to political parties and their consequences / Thomas Poguntke -- Speaking for whom? From 'old' to 'new' Labour / James E. Cronin -- From disaster to landslide: the case of the British Labour Party / Patrick Seyd and Paul Whiteley -- From people's movements to electoral machines? Interest aggregation ad the social democratic parties of Scandinavia / Nicholas Aylott -- From aggregation to cartel? The Danish case / Karina Pedersen -- How parties in government respond: distributive policy in post-wall Berlin / Louise K. Davidson-Schmich -- Reaggregating interests? How the break-up of the Union for French Democacy has changed the response of the French moderate right / Nicolas Sauger -- Radicals, technocrats and traditionalists: interest aggregation in two provincial social democratric parties in Canada / A. Brian Tanguay -- Paying for party response: parites of the centre-right in post-war Italy / Jonathan Hopkin -- Latecomers but 'early-adapters': the adaptation and response of Spanish parties to social changes / Luis Ramiro and Laura Morales -- Representative rule or the rule of representations: the case of Russian political parties / Susanna Pshizova -- Five variations on a theme: interest aggregation by party today / Kay Lawson
Summary This book focuses specifically on the question of interest aggregation: do parties today perform that function? If so, how and if not, in what different ways do they seek to show themselves responsive to the electorate?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Political participation -- Cross-cultural studies
Political participation.
Political parties -- Cross-cultural studies
Political parties.
Politics, Practical -- Cross-cultural studies
Politics, Practical.
Genre/Form Case studies (form)
Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Poguntke, Thomas.
ISBN 0203324226