Parties and Democracy. Party Structure and Party Performance in Old and New Democracies. Political Studies Special Issues

  • ID: 3774311
  • Book
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book is a comprehensive examination of the changing significance of party organization in established and emergent democracies. Parties are a key institutional feature of democratic politics, yet their role is contested and changing. The volume assembles a galaxy of the leading writers in the field to survey the changing significance of parties in old and new democracies. The book uniquely extends the range of our understanding of parties beyond established democracies. It extends backwards in time, to survey the "golden age" of parties; it examine issues comparatively, both with respect to the new and the old democracies; and it includes several path–breaking accounts of emergent national party systems, in post–Communist Russia, in the Czech Republic, and in Lithuania. The book is distinctive in focusing on a wide range of aspects of party – on institutional structure, on social base, on performance, and on the connections between all of these.
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1. Party Structure and Party Performance in Old and New Democracies: Richard I. Hofferbert (State University of New York).

2. Party Formation and Party System Consolidation in New European Democracies: David M. Olson (University of North Carolina).

3. The Post–Communist Transition and Institutionalisation of Lithuania′s Parties: Algis Krupavicius (The Kaunas University of Technology).

4. Consolidation and Stabilization of the Party System in the Czech Republic: Michal Klima (University of Economics – Prague).

5. Who Survives? Party Origins, Organizational Development, and Electoral Performance in Post–Communist Russia: Grigorii Golosov (European University at St. Petersburg).

6. The Turkish Party System in Transition: Party Performance and Agenda Change: Ali Çarkoglu (Bogazici University).

7.Parties Party Systems, and Satisfaction with Democratic Performance in the New Europe: Christopher J. Anderson (State University of New York – Binghamton).

8. Party Appeals and Voter Loyalty in New Democracies: Gbór Tóka (Central European University, Budapest).

9. Effects of Party Organization on Performance during the ′Golden Age′ of Parties: Kenneth Janda and Tyler Colman (Northwestern University).

10. Party Families and Democratic Performance: Extraparliamentary versus Parliamentary Group Power: Rachel Gibson (University of Salford) and Robert Harmel (Texas A & M University).

11. Institutional Arrangements and the Success of New Parties in Old Democracies: Joseph Willey (State University of New York – Binghamton).

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