Left Parties in National Governments

Olsen, Jonathon, Koß, Michael and Hough, Dan, eds. (2010) Left Parties in National Governments. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230236509

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Abstract

Left Parties in National Governments analyzes why Left Parties enter national government, what they do when they get there and what effect this has on both their programmatic positions and their electoral prospects. The book looks at how we should expect parties to the left of the main social democratic actor – what we term here as Left Parties – to behave when government participation becomes a possibility. It includes nine detailed case studies, encompassing every Left Party in Europe that has either been part of a national coalition or taken on support party status. The contributors also look at parties – in Germany and the Netherlands – that have thus far been interested observers without actually taking the plunge. This book is a systematic insight into the complex relationship Left parties have with governing at the national level.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Depositing User: Daniel Hough
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:10
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2015 10:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30000
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