Scholars researching comparative party politics have long bemoaned the lack of long-term, cross-national, and systematically comparable data on the development of party organizations. The first of a series of three volumes stemming from the work of an international research group on party organizations and organizational adaptation, this innovative volume fills that gap. The data presented here address the internal organizational structure of 79 parties in twelve democracies since 1960, as well as those of three transnational party federations. The data is derived from an examination of party rules, statutes, and official records, and covers such areas as party membership and staff, the organization and function of party congresses and national executives, candidate selection, the representation of women, the income and expenditure of party head offices, and the regulation and levels of state subventions to parties. This exhaustive collection will be of interest to political scientists, students, and graduate and undergraduate libraries.This exhaustive collection will be of interest to political scientists, students, and graduate and undergraduate libraries.
|Author||:||Richard S. Katz, Peter Mair|
|Publisher||:||Sage Publications Ltd - 1992|