Rowman and Littlefield International
On Parties, Party Systems and Democracy

On Parties, Party Systems and Democracy

Selected writings of Peter Mair

Edited by Ingrid van Biezen

Publication Date: Aug 2014

Pages 666

Hardback 9781907301780
Paperback 9781910259184
This collection brings together some of the most significant and influential work by leading comparativist Peter Mair (1951–2011). The selection ranges from considerations on the relevance of concept formation to the study of party systems and party organisations; and from reflections on the democratic legitimacy of the European Union to the future of party democracy. Including frequently cited papers alongside lesser-known work, the writings collected in this volume attest to the broad scope and depth of Mair's insights into comparative party politics, and the changing realities of party government. As such, they form an important and enduring contribution to the study of politics, and a fitting tribute to an inspirational and much-missed figure in the global political science community. Edited and introduced by Ingrid van Biezen, with an intellectual portrait of Peter Mair by Stefano Bartolini and Hans Daalder.

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