Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio, Vol 5, No 2 (2013)

Emergence of Party Finance Policy

Hrvoje Matakovic, Zdravko Petak


Political parties are one of the key institutions of the political system, but today the public perceives political parties quite negative; public is bothered with their connections with powerful economic lobbies and their confidence is shaken by numerous money abuses for political purposes. To arrange the relationship between parties and donors, parties and the state as donor, but also to prevent the emergence of political corruption the party finance policy was developed. Although the party finance policy had its roots in 1960s, in the literature party finance is still largely seen as a part of politics rather than as public policy. This paper analyses regulative and distributive elements within party finance policy and its effects on political parties functioning.


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