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Routledge Studies on Political Parties and Party Systems


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Political Parties Abroad: A New Arena for Party Politics

Political Parties Abroad: A New Arena for Party Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tudi Kernalegenn, Emilie van Haute
March 13, 2020

This book analyses parties beyond the national borders and their increasing institutionalization abroad, in order to understand their development, their organisational specificities, their functions, and their impact on the party system and national politics at home. With 12 contrasted case...

Political Candidate Selection: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Under-Representation in the UK

Political Candidate Selection: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Under-Representation in the UK

1st Edition

Jeanette Ashe
December 04, 2019

The "secret garden of politics", where some win and others lose their candidate selection bids, and why some aspirant candidates are successful while others fail have been enduring puzzles within political science. This book solves this puzzle by proposing and applying a universally applicable...

Informal Politics in Post-Communist Europe: Political Parties, Clientelism and State Capture

Informal Politics in Post-Communist Europe: Political Parties, Clientelism and State Capture

1st Edition

Michal Klíma
September 20, 2019

This book offers a fascinating, thought-provoking and ground-breaking study of post-communist political life. It is published just as the countries of Central and Eastern Europe mark thirty years since gaining freedom and have embarked on the path of democracy. This book is one of the first...

Do Parties Still Represent?: An Analysis of the Representativeness of Political Parties in Western Democracies

Do Parties Still Represent?: An Analysis of the Representativeness of Political Parties in Western Democracies

1st Edition

Knut Heidar, Bram Wauters
April 26, 2019

This book examines the representativeness of party membership and analyses the potential consequences of changing representativeness. Parties with high membership ratios, as well as those experiencing severe decline, are compared and examined across countries with varying constitutional...

Leaders, Factions and the Game of Intra-Party Politics

Leaders, Factions and the Game of Intra-Party Politics

1st Edition

Andrea Ceron
April 25, 2019

The book provides a comprehensive view on the internal life of parties and investigates the dynamics of intra-party politics in different party environments to explain in which circumstances the party leader is more or less bound by the wills of party factions. Analyzing almost 500 intra-party...

Party System Change, the European Crisis and the State of Democracy

Party System Change, the European Crisis and the State of Democracy

1st Edition

Marco Lisi
August 06, 2018

Party systems are crucial elements for the functioning of political systems and representative democracies. With several European countries experiencing significant changes recently, it is necessary to update our knowledge. This volume analyses party system changes in Europe in the 21st century by...

Party Members and Their Importance in Non-EU Countries: A Comparative Analysis

Party Members and Their Importance in Non-EU Countries: A Comparative Analysis

1st Edition

Sergiu Gherghina, Alexandra Iancu, Sorina Soare
June 07, 2018

Although party membership has been extensively analysed in the EU Members States from Western and Eastern Europe, there is a gap in systematic data collection and analyses for the other countries in the Balkans and post-Soviet region. This book provides new and innovative insights in the area of...

Opposition Parties in European Legislatures: Conflict or Consensus?

Opposition Parties in European Legislatures: Conflict or Consensus?

1st Edition

Elisabetta De Giorgi, Gabriella Ilonszki
March 20, 2018

Democratic theory considers it fundamental for parties in government to be both responsive to their electorate and responsible to internal and international constraints. But recently these two roles have become more and more incompatible with Mair’s growing divide in European party systems between...

Party Systems in Young Democracies: Varieties of institutionalization in Sub-Saharan Africa

Party Systems in Young Democracies: Varieties of institutionalization in Sub-Saharan Africa

1st Edition

Edalina Rodrigues Sanches
January 11, 2018

Institutionalization has become a paramount concept to compare party systems in regions spanned by the third wave of democratization. Based on raw electoral data from 30 sub-Saharan African countries observed between 1966 and 2016, this text explores the causes and mechanisms of Party System...

The Regulation of Post-Communist Party Politics

The Regulation of Post-Communist Party Politics

1st Edition

Fernando Casal Bértoa, Ingrid van Biezen
November 08, 2017

The question of how political parties are, and ought to be, regulated has assumed an increased importance in recent years, both within the scholarly community and among policy-makers and politicians as the state assumes an increasingly active role in the management of, and control over, their...

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