INDICE: Preface, by Luciano Vandelli. / Introduction by K.D.Ewing. / The funding of Political Parties in Italy, by Alessandro Bianco e Gianluca Gardini. / Funding of Political Life in the Fifth Republic, by Arnauld Miguet. / Party Funding in France, by Yves Marie Doublet. / The Situation in Britain, by Justin Fisher. / Political Party Funding and Compaign Finance in the USA, by Lisa Klein. / The Funding of Political Parties in Japan, by Akiko Ejima.