'This thoughtful and wide-ranging review of parties and party research contains contributions from many of the foremost party scholars and is a must for all library shelves'
- Richard Luther, Keele University
Political parties are indispensable to democracy and a central subject of research and study in political science around the world. The Handbook of Party Politics is designed to provide an invaluable survey of the major theories and approaches in this dynamic area of study and research. It give students and researchers a concise `road map' to the core literatures in all the sub-fields of party related theorizing and research, identifying the theories, approaches and topics that define the current `cutting edge' of the field.