1st Edition

Party Systems and Voter Alignments Revisited

Edited By Lauri Karvonen, Stein Kuhnle Copyright 2001
    334 Pages
    by Routledge

    334 Pages
    by Routledge

    This timely book updates, and takes stock of, Lipset and Rokkan's classic work Party Systems and Voter Alignments: Cross-National Perspectives, an influential work since its publication in 1967. It examines the significance of the original volume for the history of political sociology, and assesses its theoretical and empirical relevance for the study of contemporary elections, voters and parties. Most importantly this volume gives scope to new areas such as consociational democracies, small island states, and newly democratising Eastern and Central European and Third World countries.

    Biography

    Lauri Karvonen is professor of political science at Abo Akademi in Finland.