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This is an introduction to the study of political parties and party systems. It focusses primarily on liberal deocracies and th eapproach is a comparative one. The book's aim is to explain to students of politics how and why parties and party systems differ from one country to another. However, it also seeks to provide a more detailed understanding of party politics in five particular countries.
Most of the chapters are divided into two sections. In the first section general themes and arguments about a topic are introduced, and examples from a large number of countries are discussed in relation to it. In the second section, particular attention is paid to five of the largest liberal democracies - Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and the United States.

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Alan ware is also the author of: The Breakdown of Democratic Party Organization, 1940-80 (CP, 1985; pbk: 1988) Political Parties (ed., Blackwell, 1987) Citizens, Parties and the State (Polity and Princeton University Press, 1989) Electoral Systems: A Comparative and Theoretical Introduction
(Routledge, 1992)

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"As the nations of the world stand amid upheavals in a number of party systems around the world, this volume is useful in understanding the forces that might impede or further such upheavals. Recommended for upper-division comparative politics or political party courses."--Choice Magazine


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