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Parties Steering the State: Evaluation and Development of the Theory

Ian Budge and Hans Keman

in Parties and Democracy

Published in print September 1993 | ISBN: 9780198279259
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598883 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198279256.003.0008

Series: Comparative European Politics

 Parties Steering the State: Evaluation and Development of the Theory

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Concludes that the theoretical and empirical enquiry carried through in the book supports the idea that parties are the significant actors in democratic politics, and their differences in terms of ideology and preferences are what drives democratic politics. The book as a whole has helped to specify how this is done.

Keywords: democracy; parties; state

Chapter.  7098 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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