Political Parties and Democracy [5 volumes]

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Author: Kay Lawson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313083495

Category: Political Science

Page: 1412

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Native scholars explore the relationship between political parties and democracy in regions around the world.

Political Parties and Democracy

Contemporary Western Europe and Asia

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Author: T. Inoguchi,J. Blondel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137277203

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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Well-reputed political scientists residing and teaching in ten countries, five in Asia and five in Europe, comparatively examine the place of political parties in democracy, and provide an empirically rigorous, up-to-date, comprehensive synthesis of the organization of political parties and their links with citizens in a democracy.

Political Parties and Democracy: Volume I: The Americas

The Americas

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Author: Kay Lawson,Jorge Lanzaro

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 0313383146

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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Scholars offer clearly written coverage of the relationship between political parties and democracy in the Western Hemisphere.

Political Parties in South Asia

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Author: Subrata Kumar Mitra,Mike Enskat,Clemens Spiess

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275968328

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

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Analyzes the political parties in South Asia and the variance of the party landscape in the region in terms of geographic diversity, party building, social base, and ideological inclinations.

Political Parties in Post-Soviet Space

Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, and the Baltics

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Author: Anatoly Kulik,Susanna Pshizova

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275973445

Category: History

Page: 271

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Due in large part to the authors' unique connections to the region, this collection of essays provides a valuable look inside the party politics of the post-Soviet states.

Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties

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Author: Moisei Ostrogorski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351522930

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties, originally published in 1902, represented the first serious attempt to analyze the consequences of democratic suffrage by a comparative analysis of political systems. As such, Ostrogorski's two-volume study of the party system in Britain and the United States exerted profound influence on the subsequent writings of Max Weber and Robert Michels. A descriptive analyst of the party system in these two countries, Ostrogorski developed concepts and methods that an-ticipated by nearly half a century those later used by American and British political scientists. The core of Ostrogorski's analysis is a detailed history of the rise of and changes within the party system in Britain and the United States, the first nations to introduce mass suffrage. While the emphasis of Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties is on the similar trends in the political parties of both countries, Ostrogorski also showed concern with the sources of differences between them. Seeking to explain these variations, he suggested a number of fundamental hypotheses about these two societies that con-tinue to be of relevance today. Lipset's substantial introduction places Os-trogorski's work within its historical context and assesses Ostrogorski's im-pact and influence on both his contemporaries and on later political scien-tists.

Political Parties in the American Mold

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Author: Leon D. Epstein

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299107048

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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'...Epstein paints on a broad canvas...and adds a good deal of illumination by placing contemporary American phenomena in historical and crossnational context...probably the most useful one-volume treatment of American parties.'--David R. Mayhew Congress and the Presidency

Political Parties of the Americas, 1980s to 1990s

Canada, Latin America, and the West Indies

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Author: Charles D. Ameringer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313274183

Category: Political Science

Page: 697

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This major new reference surveys political parties of importance in the Americas since 1980, with the exclusion of the United States. This one-volume work has been fashioned both to update Robert J. Alexander's prize-winning two-volume set published in 1982, Political Parties of the Americas, and to serve as a new analysis of political development and political parties in 49 countries in the Western Hemisphere during the last decade. Ameringer, with contributions by a score of well-known scholars, covers parties of importance and current political trends. Includes chronology, cross-references, and a full index.

Votes, money and violence

political parties and elections in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Author: Matthias Basedau,Gero Erdmann,Andreas Mehler

Publisher: Nordic Africa Inst

ISBN: 9789171065797

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

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Following the (re-) introduction of multiparty systems in Africa in the early 1990s, third and fourth elections in Africa's new democracies and hybrid regimes are now being seen. Although there is a large and growing literature on democracy and elections in Africa, parties and party systems have hitherto not been the focus of research, which may be surprising given their central role in a liberal democracy. The early works from the 1960s and 1970s provide neither a sound conceptual nor empirical basis. Research on political parties and party systems in Africa is still in its infancy. Various contributions in this volume address the theoretical and conceptual challenges provided by the African parties and party systems with their particular features of weak organization, informal relationships dominated by "big men" and clientelism within a neopatrimonial setting. Others raise the crucial question of representation in relation to ethnicity, civil society and gender, or look into the empirical relationship between party systems and democracy. Further chapters ask questions about the appropriate electoral system for the multiethnic context in Africa and deal with the problem of electoral system reform. Finally, there are chapters which focus on the neglected area of electoral violence, and the moral role of money and vote buying is scrutinized through a case study. An important conclusion is that party research in Africa needs more conceptual clarity as well as empirical research particularly on party organization, voting behavior, and the role of ethnicity. The volume is written for academics and graduate students in Comparative Politics, Party Research, Electoral and African Studies. It will be also useful for professionals dealing with Africa in (political) development assistance.

Germany's New Politics

Parties and Issues in the 1990s

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Author: David P. Conradt

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571810335

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

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Four years after unification, Germany completed what has been called the super election year: no less than nineteen elections, culminating in the Bundestag vote on October 16, 1994. Four years after unification, the elections of 1994 reveal the state of German Unity and the interplay of new forces in post-Cold War Europe.

History of Political Parties in Twentieth-Century Latin America

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Author: Torcuato S. Di Tella

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412825450

Category: History

Page: 228

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The general perception of modern Latin American political institutions emphasizes a continuing and random process of disorder and crisis, continually out of step with other regions in their progress toward democracy and prosperity. In History of Political Parties in Twentieth-Century Latin America, Torcuato S. Di Tella demonstrates that this common view lacks context and comparative nuance, and is deeply misleading. Looking behind the scenes of modern Latin American history, he discerns its broad patterns through close analysis of actual events and comparative sociological perspectives that explain the apparent chaos of the past and point toward the more democratic polity now developing. History of Political Parties in Twentieth-Century Latin America is rich in historical description, but also in its broad review of social structures and of the strengths and weaknesses of political institutions. It is an important volume for Latin America area specialists and historians, political scientists, and sociologists.

Parties, Elections, and Political Participation in Latin America

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Author: Jorge I. Domínguez

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815314899

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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The term 'Islamic cities' has been used to refer to cities of the Islamic world, centring on the Middle East. Academic scholarship has tended to link the cities of the Islamic world with Islam as a religion and culture, in an attempt to understand them as a whole in a unified and homogenous way. Examining studies (books, articles, maps, bibliographies) of cities which existed in the Middle East and Central Asia in the period from the rise of Islam to the beginning of the 20th century, this book seeks to examine and compare Islamic cities in their diversity of climate, landscape, population and historical background. Coordinating research undertaken since the nineteenth century, and comparing the historiography of the Maghrib, Mashriq, Turkey, Iran and Central Asia, Islamic Urbanism provides a fresh perspective on issues that have exercised academic concern in urban studies and highlights avenues for future research.

History of U.S. Political Parties

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Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 4553

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Discussions of the development, programs, constituencies, and achievements of all major parties, and includes speeches, letters, and other politically-relevant materials.

Parties, Politics, and Democracy in the New Southern Europe

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Author: P. Nikiforos Diamandouros,Richard Gunther

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801865176

Category: Political Science

Page: 471

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In the acclaimed Politics of Democratic Consolidation, Nikiforos Diamandouros, Richard Gunther, and their co-authors showed how democratization unfolded in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, culminating in consolidated democratic regimes. This volume continues that analysis, posing the basic question: What kind of democratic politics emerged in those countries? It presents systematic analyses of the basic institutions of government and of the dynamics of electoral competition in the four countries (set in comparative context alongside several other democracies), as well as detailed studies of the evolution of the major parties, their electorates, their ideologies, and their performances in government over the past twenty years. The authors reach two major conclusions. First, the new democracies' salient features are moderation, centripetalism, and the democratization of erstwhile antisystem parties on the Right and Left. Second, no single "Southern European model" has emerged; the systems differ from one another about as much as do the other established democracies of Europe. Contributors: P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, University of Athens • Richard Gunther, Ohio State University • Thomas C. Bruneau, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey • Arend Lijphart, University of California at San Diego • Leonardo Morlino, University of Florence • Risa A. Brooks, Stanford University • José R. Montero, Autonomous University of Madrid • Giacomo Sani, University of Pavia • Paolo Segatti, University of Trieste • Gianfranco Pasquino, University of Bologna • Takis S. Pappas, College Year, Athens • Hans-Jrgen Puhle, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main • Anna Bosco, University of Trieste

Party Development and Democratic Change in Post-Communist Europe

The First Decade

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Author: Paul G. Lewis,Professor Paul Lewis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714651552

Category: History

Page: 223

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A range of countries are surveyed to throw light on these processes, and broad analysis conducted of the nature of conservatism in post-communist Europe and the role of transnational party co-operation in fostering processes of Europeanization."--Jacket.