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Partisan States


Legal regulation of political parties in France, Germany, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom
Krouwel, A.
Pages: 70 pages
Shipping Weight: 310 gram
Published: 07-2004
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (hardcover) : 9789058500670

Product Description

In this book André Krouwel analyses the changing relationship between political parties and the state, focussing on the legal regulation of parties.

First he discusses the historical development of party democracy in the four countries of this study: France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Secondly he studies the extent to which states have formally recognised the existence of parties by analysing legislation on political parties in the various national constitutions and laws. Thirdly he examines the level to which the state supports and facilitates the functioning of political parties, by assessing the (financial) resources that parties extract from the state. Finally, he evaluates the interaction between parties and the state by analysing the legal regulation of inner-party proceedings and the internal organisation of political parties.

Dr. André Krouwel is Lecturer in Comparative Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Department of Political Science and Public Administration.