New Parties in Government
In Power for the First Time
Edited by Kris Deschouwer
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New Parties in Government by Kris Deschouwer
Book DescriptionParty literature is largely focused on the rise and success of new parties and their effects on party systems and older parties. This book, on the other hand, provides a valuable and original addition to such literature by analyzing what happens to a party when it enters government for the first time. Leading contributors assess how these parties, whether old or new, change when entering government by answering a set of questions: * How and why has their role changed? * What are the consequences of change? * What explains the evolution from principled opposition to loyal opposition and eventually to participation in the executive? * Which characteristics of the parties can be held responsible? * Which characteristics of the parties' context should be brought into the picture? * What have been the effects of the status change on party organization, party ideology and electoral results? Covering a wide range of European parties such as the Finish Greens, right wing parties (FN, Lega Nord and Alleanza Nazionale) and new parties in Italy , The Netherlands and Sweden to name a few; this book will be of particular interest to scholars and students concerned with party systems, political parties and comparative politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415404990
(234mm x 156mm x 0mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kris Deschouwer
Representing the People, Hardback (May 2014)
Based on interviews with members of over 70 parliamentary assemblies Representing the People explores how members of parliament perceive their role as representatives, and shows that the way in which they represent depends very much on the party to which they belong.
Politics of Belgium, Paperback (September 2012)
A fully updated edition of the leading text on this small divided country at the heart of Europe that set a new world record by taking 541 days to form a new federal coalition in 2011.
Party Elites in Divided Societies, Hardback (August 1999)» View all books by Kris Deschouwer
It offers a valuable and long overdue assessment of the role of political parties in the theory and practice of consociational demococracy. Combining valuable theoretical and comparative analyses with sensitive in-depth case studies.
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Author Biography - Kris Deschouwer
Kris Deschouwer is Professor of politics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
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