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Muller and Strom. 1999. Policy, office, or votes: How political parties in Western Europe make hard decisions (ch 1). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Party leaders value all three of the things that competing models have identified: office, policy, and votes. (See figure 1.1 (13) and the preceding page.) They must make tradeoffs among these. These tradeoffs are affected and constrained by (1) constraints on leaders, (2) the institutional environment, and (3) specific situations. More on each of these follows, in order.
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Muller, Wolfgang (author) • Strom, Kaare (author) • Comparative Politics • Parties • Principal-Agent • Party Development and Organization
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