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Title: The cartel model : fact or fiction? : developments in West European politics since 1970
Author: Bottom, Karin Athena
ISNI:       0000 0001 3471 6910
Awarding Body: Manchester University
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2006
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Scholarly analysis has a proclivity to try and understand party behaviour through the lens of 'ideal types'. While a surfeit is available, four appear to dominate the party literature: cadre, mass, catch-all and cartel. This dissertation develops a number of arguments relating to the latter that was introduced by Katz and Mair. in 1995. Essentially proposing that party behaviour has been reflective of that shown by business cartels since 1970, the Katz/Mair model suggests that in order to survive, party cartelisation has seen specific sets of parties capturing and controlling markets of their choice.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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