Constitutionalizing Party Democracy: The Constitutive Codification of Political Parties in Post-war Europe

Ingrid Van Biezen
2011 British Journal of Political Science  
This paper analyzes the process of party constitutionalization in post-war Europe, arguing that the constitution has become an important source of party law. It explores the temporal patterns of party constitutionalization and reveals their connection with incidents of fundamental institutional restructuring. It furthermore advances different
doi:10.1017/s0007123411000263 fatcat:2vavmosst5hpxcnkpysguxbamu