Political Parties and Democracy [5 volumes]


Author: Kay Lawson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313083495

Category: Political Science

Page: 1412

View: 3398

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

Political Parties and Democracy

Contemporary Western Europe and Asia


Author: T. Inoguchi,J. Blondel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137277203

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

View: 359

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 in South Asia


Author: Subrata Kumar Mitra,Mike Enskat,Clemens Spiess

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275968328

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

View: 9115

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 and Democracy: Volume I: The Americas

The Americas


Author: Kay Lawson,Jorge Lanzaro

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 0313383146

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 816

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

Political Parties in Post-Soviet Space

Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, and the Baltics


Author: Anatoly Kulik,Susanna Pshizova

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275973445

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 2636

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


Author: Moisei Ostrogorski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351522930

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 2320

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 of the Americas, 1980s to 1990s

Canada, Latin America, and the West Indies


Author: Charles D. Ameringer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313274183

Category: Political Science

Page: 697

View: 9985

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


Author: Matthias Basedau,Gero Erdmann,Andreas Mehler

Publisher: Nordic Africa Inst

ISBN: 9789171065797

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

View: 7096

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.

Political Parties in the American Mold


Author: Leon D. Epstein

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299107048

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 8897

'...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

Party Development and Democratic Change in Post-Communist Europe

The First Decade


Author: Paul G. Lewis,Professor Paul Lewis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714651552

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 5700

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.

Germany's New Politics

Parties and Issues in the 1990s


Author: David P. Conradt

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571810335

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

View: 5891

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 U.S. Political Parties


Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 4553

View: 9082

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

History of Political Parties in Twentieth-century Latin America


Author: Torcuato Di Tella

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351515497

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 8474

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. Di Tella argues that although Latin America has peculiarities of its own, they must be understood in their contrasts - and similarities - with both the developed centers and undeveloped peripheries of the world. Latin American societies have been prone to mass rebellions from very early on, more so than in other regions of the world. He analyzes, as well, such significant exceptions to this pattern as Chile, Colombia, and, to a large extent, Brazil. Turning to the other side of the social spectrum, he shows how the underprivileged classes have tended to support strongman populist movements, which have the double character of being aggressive toward the established order, but at the same time repressive of public liberties and of more radical groups. Di Tella provides here a necessary examination of the concept of populism and divides it into several variants. Populism, he maintains, is by no means disappearing, but its variants are instead undergoing important changes with significant bearing on the region's near-term future. "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. Choice commented that "this heavily documented volume with an extensive bibliography would prove valuable to researchers and advanced students of Latin America.

On Parties, Party Systems and Democracy

Selected Writings of Peter Mair


Author: Peter Mair

Publisher: ECPR Press

ISBN: 190730178X

Category: Political Science

Page: 666

View: 8482

This collection brings together some of the most significant and influential work by leading comparativist Peter Mair (1951–2011). The selection ranges from considerations on the relevance of concept formation to the study of party systems and party organisations; and from reflections on the democratic legitimacy of the European Union to the future of party democracy. Including frequently cited papers alongside lesser-known work, the writings collected in this volume attest to the broad scope and depth of Mair’s insights into comparative party politics, and the changing realities of party government. As such, they form an important and enduring contribution to the study of politics, and a fitting tribute to an inspirational and much-missed figure in the global political science community. Edited and introduced by Ingrid van Biezen, with an intellectual portrait of Peter Mair by Stefano Bartolini and Hans Daalder.

The Selection of Political Party Leaders in Contemporary Parliamentary Democracies

A Comparative Study


Author: Jean-Benoit Pilet,William Cross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317929454

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 9086

This book explores the ways in which political parties, in contemporary parliamentary democracies, choose their leaders and then subsequently hold them accountable. The authors provide a comprehensive examination of party leadership selection and accountability both through examination of parties and countries in different institutional settings and through a holistic analysis of the role of party leaders and the methods through which they assume, and exit, the office. The collection includes essays on Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Norway and the United Kingdom which have important differences in their party systems, their degree of democratization, the role assigned to party leaders and their methods of leadership selection. Each country examination provides significant data relating to party rules and norms of leadership selection, leadership tenures and leadership contests. The book concludes with a chapter that merges the country data analyses to provide a truly comparative examination of the theoretical questions underlying the volume. This book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of legislative studies, elections, democracy, political parties, party systems, political elites and comparative politics.

Capitalism and Democracy in the Third World

The Doctrine for Political Development


Author: Paul Cammack

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780718500894

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

View: 5890

Analyzes and interprets political development theory from a critical Marxist perspective. The central theme is the emergence of a separate doctrine for political development in the wake of disillusionment with the prospects of building a universal theory, interpreted by the author as a transitional program for the installation and consolidation of capitalist regimes in the Third World. Topics include capitalism and democracy in the post-war period; the search for a theory of development; functionalism; political culture; and the comparative historical approach. Distributed by Books International. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR