January 1996, Volume 7, Issue 1
A review of Why Parties? The Origin and Transformation of Party Politics in America, by John H. Aldrich.
Articles by Seymour Martin Lipset:
July 1995, Volume 6, Issue 3
Fall 1990, Volume 1, Issue 4
April 2001, Volume 12, Issue 2
In postindustrial societies, class is less important as a source of party cleavage. With the European left embracing a market-friendly “third way,” political divisions in Europe are increasingly resembling those in the United States.
"Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy Revisited is must reading for anyone who considers him- or herself a political economist, and it should also appeal to those probing the uncertainties of contemporary democratization."—Philippe C. Schmitter, Stanford University.
Political parties are one of the core institutions of democracy. But in democracies around the world, there is growing evidence of low or declining public confidence in parties. But are they in decline, or are they simply changing their forms and functions?