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Contents of Volume 15 Issue 2, March 2009

Special Issue: Decentralization and State-Wide Parties
Guest Editors: Jonathan Hopkin and Pieter van Houten
Jonathan Hopkin and Pieter van Houten,
"Decentralization and State-wide Parties: Introduction," 131-135.
Pieter van Houten,
"Multi-level Relations in Political Parties: A Delegation Approach," 137-156.
Lori Thorlakson,
"Patterns of Party Integration, Influence and Autonomy in Seven Federations," 157-177.
Jonathan Hopkin,
"Party Matters: Devolution and Party Politics in Britain and Spain," 179-198.
Martino Mazzoleni,
"The Saliency of Regionalization in Party Systems: A Comparative Analysis of Regional Decentralization in Party Manifestos," 199-218.
Charlie Jeffery and Dan Hough,
"Understanding Post-devolution Elections in Scotland and Wales in Comparative Perspective," 219-240.

Book Reviews
Richard S. Katz and William Crotty (eds), Handbook of Party Politics.
London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi: Sage, 2006.
Party Politics, 15 (March 2009), 241-243 (Reviewed by Seán Hanley)
Will Leggett, After New Labour: Social Theory and Centre-Left Politics.
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
David Coates, Prolonged Labour: The Slow Birth of New Labour Britain.
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Meg Russell, Building New Labour: The Politics of Party Organisation.
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Party Politics, 15 (March 2009), 243-247 (All three reviewed by Thomas Quinn)
Michael M. Franz, Paul B. Freedman, Kenneth M. Goldstein and Travis N. Ridout, Campaign Advertising and American Democracy.
Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2008.
Party Politics, 15 (March 2009), 247-250 (Reviewed by David A. Dulio)
Richard Sandbrook, Marc Edelman, Patrick Heller and Judith Teichman, Social Democracy in the Global Periphery. Origins, Challenges, Prospects.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Party Politics, 15 (March 2009), 250-252 (Reviewed by Rick Muir)
Louise Davidson-Schmich, Becoming Party Politicians: Eastern German State Legislators in the Decade Following Democratization.
Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006.
Party Politics, 15 (March 2009), 252-253 (Reviewed by Dan Hough)
last update March 2009