Parties and Party Organization

Leonardo Morlino

in Democracy Between Consolidation and Crisis

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198280828
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599965 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 Parties and Party Organization

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This chapter is entirely devoted to the empirical analysis of the main features of party and party systems in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Greece. Closer attention is especially devoted to party membership and rate of membership, party identification and organization, and stabilization and institutionalization. A thorough analysis of party organizational models established in the four countries is also presented.

Keywords: Greece; identification; institutionalization; Italy; membership; organization; parties; Portugal; Spain; stabilization

Chapter.  18559 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Politics

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