"First published 2010 by Ashgate Publishing"--t.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references, bibliography, and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Public law, political parties and representative democracy : a framework for comparative analysis 2. Political parties and constitutions 3. The gradual legal recognition of political parties 4. Requirements for party registration and internal organization 5. Regulating party candidate selection contests 6. Parties and the conduct of elections 7. The public funding of election campaigns and political parties 8. The private funding of election campaigns : regulating political donations and expenditures 9. Parties in parliament: the independence of the legislature 10. Conclusion.