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Development Of Political Parties And Party Funding: Models And Characteristics

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  • Hrvoje MATAKOVIC

    () (Croatian Science Foundation, Croatia)

  • Irena CAJNER MRAOVIC

    () (Centre for Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb, Croatia)

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The first modern political parties were formed at the end of the 18th century and have, from those times up to now, undergone 4 developing phases; each of the phases is bound to ideal-type political party model: cadre parties, mass parties, catch-all parties and cartel parties. Each of these party models differentiates in various characteristics: party foundation, number of members, and way of leading the election campaigns, but also in ways of financing. This paper describes the above mentioned 4 phases of political parties’ development and 4 phases of parties' finances development; it will be analysed in detail positive and negative sides of each of the models of party financing.

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  • Hrvoje MATAKOVIC & Irena CAJNER MRAOVIC, 2015. "Development Of Political Parties And Party Funding: Models And Characteristics," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 7(1), pages 111-125, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2015:v:7:i:1:p:111-125
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    Keywords

    political parties; political parties financing; corruption;

    JEL classification:

    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics

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