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Aldo Moro and Enrico Berlinguer  

Emanuele Bernardi

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
Moro and Berlinguer were instrumental in the rapprochement between the Communist Party and Christian Democracy (DC) in the mid-1970s. As President of the DC, Moro identified cooperation ... More

Bureaucracy  

Simona Piattoni

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
The Italian state apparatus has been characterized by a mix of surprising continuity and substantial change. Adaptation was prompted not so much by attempts at reform as by pressures ... More

C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite  

William Genieys

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Mar 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter examines The Power Elite, a radical work by C. Wright Mills that challenges the foundations of US liberal democracy and analyses the conditions under which democratic ... More

Christian Democracy: The  

Gianfranco Baldini

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
Democrazia Cristiana (DC) was the cornerstone of the First Republic. Thanks to the Communist Party’s exclusion from government, the DC was the core of government, dominating the political ... More

Christian Democracy in Power, 1946–63  

Paolo Pombeni

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
The early postwar years marked a challenging and dynamic phase for Christian Democracy (DC). In this period, the party stabilized the county and shaped its democratic institutions in a ... More

Common Agency? Legislatures and Bureaucracies  

Mathew D. McCubbins

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Jun 2014
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Sep 2014
In all democracies, whether presidential or parliamentary, the chain of political delegation is a complex process involving a multitude of principals, many of which are frequently ... More

Communists  

Paolo Bellucci

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
The Italian Communist Party (PCI) has been the subject of sustained scholarly attention. The narrative of its development over the postwar period and beyond the fall of Soviet Communism is ... More

Electoral System Effects on Party Systems  

Matthew S. Shugart and Rein Taagepera

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Apr 2018
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Sep 2017
The question of how electoral institutions affect party systems has been central to the literature on elections. For a given electoral system configuration, how many parties earn votes and ... More

Electoral Systems and Constituency Service  

Brian F. Crisp and William M. Simoneau

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Apr 2018
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Sep 2017
Constituency service, addressing the nonpolicy grievances of constituents or looking out for their nonpolicy interests, provides legislators an opportunity to enhance their personal ... More

The Emergence of Parties and Party Systems  

Carles Boix

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2009
This article discusses the emergence of parties and party systems. It summarizes the two main competing explanations of party systems, which are the neo-institutionalist research agenda ... More

Fascists and Post-Fascists  

Piero Ignazi

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
The neo-fascist Movimento Sociale Italiano (MSI) was born immediately after World War II, gathering former fascists militants. The MSI tried to present itself as a normal political party ... More

Introduction: The Party System  

Hanna Bäck and Gissur Ó. Erlingsson

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Dec 2015
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Jun 2016
This introduction to the section on the party system in Sweden starts with the premise that political parties are essential for the upholding of legitimacy in parliamentary democracies. ... More

Liberalism and Liberals  

Giovanni Orsina

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
Early Italian liberalism, deeply interlinked with the Risorgimento, had a particularly interventionist streak: elite and state had the duty to prepare the country for liberty. The liberal ... More

Participation and Protection: Security Council Dynamics, Bureaucratic Politics, and the Evolution of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda  

Anne Marie Goetz and Rob Jenkins

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Feb 2018
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Dec 2017
This chapter focuses on the political and institutional factors behind the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325. It illuminates two elements of the Women, Peace, and ... More

The Parties in Government Formation  

Hanna Bäck and Torbjörn Bergman

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Dec 2015
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Jun 2016
This chapter focuses on the role of political parties in the government formation process. Swedish governments have had a clear-cut bloc political character, with the “socialist” parties ... More

Partitocracy: Parties and their Critics in Italian Political Life  

Maurizio Cotta

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
The acceptance of political parties as a normal, or even as a necessary, component of modern representative democracy has not been easy in Italy. The concern is that political divisions ... More

The Party Organizations  

Gissur Ó. Erlingsson, Ann-Kristin Kölln, and Patrik Öhberg

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Dec 2015
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Jun 2016
This chapter offers a general description of party organizational development in Sweden. We assess to what extent Swedish party organizations have followed the (alleged) transformations ... More

The Party System  

Nicholas Aylott

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Dec 2015
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Jun 2016
A party system refers to the political parties that operate in a given polity and to their patterns of interaction. The Swedish system was long associated with several features: it had ... More

Party Systems and the Politics of Development  

Allen Hicken

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Jul 2018
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Jun 2016
This article examines the correlation between economic development and the party system. More specifically, it considers the extent to which certain features of the party system should be ... More

Party Systems in Post-World War II Italy  

Carol Mershon

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
Post-war Italian elections have established two party systems, and the 2013 election may have introduced a third. Between 1946 and the early 1990s, fragmentation and Christian Democratic ... More

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