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Party Politics in New Democracies by Paul Webb
Book DescriptionComparative Politics is a series for students and teachers of political science that deals with contemporary government and politics. The General Editors are Professor Alfio Mastropaolo, University of Turin and Kenneth Newton, University of Southampton and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin . The series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research. The sister volume to Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies, this book offers a systematic and rigorous analysis of parties in some of the world's major new democracies. Drawing on a wealth of expertise and data, the book assesses the popular legitimacy, organizational development and functional performance of political parties in Latin America and postcommunist Eastern Europe. It demonstrates the generational differences between parties in the old and new democracies, and reveals contrasts among the latter. Parties are shown to be at their most feeble in those recently transitional democracies characterized by personalistic, candidate-centred forms of politics, but in other new democracies - especially those with parliamentary systems - parties are more stable and institutionalized, enabling them to facilitate a meaningful degree of popular choice and control. Wherever party politics is weakly institutionalized, political inequality tends to be greater, commitment to pluralism less certain, clientelism and corruption more pronounced, and populist demagoguery a greater temptation. Without party, democracy's hold is more tenuous.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199289653
(240mm x 170mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Webb
Sex, Gender and the Conservative Party, Hardback (November 2011)
As leader of the Conservative party, David Cameron inherited a multi-faceted gender problem: only 17 women MPs; an unhappy women's organization; electorally uncompetitive policies 'for women'; and a party which was seemingly unattractive to women voters. This book is an account of the feminization of the party since 2005.
Party Politics in New Democracies, Paperback (September 2009)
This book is the sequel to Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies (Oxford 2002). It offers a systematic and rigorous analysis of parties in some of the world's major new democracies, focusing on Latin America and postcommunist Eastern Europe.
Presidentialization of Politics, Paperback (April 2007)
Leading experts come together to examine the changing role of political parties and political leadership in fourteen modern democracies.
New Directions in Reference, Paperback (January 2006)» View all books by Paul Webb
Examines how librarians can use new and innovative methods to design and deliver traditional reference services in a range of settings. Also including case studies, this book is a useful professional resource for public, academic, and special librarians, especially those providing reference services.
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Author Biography - Paul Webb
Paul Webb is Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex. He is author or editor of numerous publications, including The Modern British Party System (Sage Publications, 2000), Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Societies (Oxford University Press, 2002, coedited) and The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies (Oxford University Press, 2005, coedited). He is currently an editor of the journals Party Politics and Representation. Stephen White is Professor of International Politics in the Department of Politics at the University of Glasgow, and a Senior Research Associate of its School of Slavonic, Central and East European Studies. A former president of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies and chief editor of the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, his recent books include Russia After Communism (coedited, Cass, 2002), Postcommunist Belarus (coedited, Rowman and Littlefield, 2005) and Developments in Russian Politics 6 (Palgrave and Duke, 2005).
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