New Parties in Government: In Power for the First Time
Taylor & Francis, Feb 8, 2008 - Political Science - 224 pages
Party literature is largely focused on the rise and success of new parties and their effects on party systems and older parties. This book, on the other hand, provides a valuable and original addition to such literature by analyzing what happens to a party when it enters government for the first time.
Leading contributors assess how these parties, whether old or new, change when entering government by answering a set of questions:
Covering a wide range of European parties such as the Finish Greens, right wing parties (FN, Lega Nord and Alleanza Nazionale) and new parties in Italy , The Netherlands and Sweden to name a few; this book will be of particular interest to scholars and students concerned with party systems, political parties and comparative politics.