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Liberal parties in Western Europe
Kirchner, Emil Joseph.
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Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
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xx, 507 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Book BILKUTUP0024145 JN94.A979 L53 1988 Central Campus Library

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This book is a comparative study of liberal parties in Western Europe, examining the role and development of liberal parties within individual countries; their internal party structure and organization; electoral audience; coalitions and government participation; party programs and strategies; and international and cross-national links.

Table of Contents

List of tables
List of diagrams
List of maps
Notes on the contributors
1 IntroductionEmil J. Kirchner
2 Between left and right: the ambivalence of European liberalismGordon Smith
3 Two roads of Italian liberalism: the Partito Repubblicano Italiano (PRI) and the Partito Liberale Italiano (PLI)Geoffrey Pridham
4 The FDP in the Federal Republic of Germany: the requirements of survival and successEmil J. Kirchner and David Broughton
5 Great Britain - social liberalism reborn?John Curtice
6 Liberalism in FranceJohn Frears
7 Liberal parties in the NetherlandsHans Daalder and Ruud Koole
8 The Belgian liberal parties: economic radicals and social conservativesChristopher Rudd
9 The Freiheitliche Partei osterreichs: protest party or governing party?K. R. Luther
10 The Swedish Liberal Party: the politics of unholy alliancesUlf Lindstr÷m and Ingemar W÷rlund
11 Liberalism in Denmark: agrarian, radical and still influentialAlastair H. Thomas
12 The Norwegian Liberal Party: from political pioneer to political footnoteForn Y. Leiphart and Lars Svysand
13 Liberal parties in Finland: from perennial coalition actors to an extra-parliamentary roleDavid Arter
14 Liberal parties in SwitzerlandD. L. Seiler
15 The Luxemburg Liberal PartyDerek Hearl
16 Identifying liberal partiesPeter Humphreys and Michael Steed
17 Ambivalence revisited: an analysis of liberal party manifestos since 1945Derek Hearl
18 Transnational links: the ELD and Liberal Party Group in the European ParliamentRudolf Hrbek
19 Western European liberal parties: developments since 1945 and prospects for the futureEmil J. Kirchner
Index of political parties
General index