West European Politics in the Age of Globalization
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West European Politics in the Age of Globalization by Hanspeter Kriesi
Book DescriptionOver the past three decades the effects of globalization and denationalization have created a division between 'winners' and 'losers' in Western Europe. This study examines the transformation of party political systems in six countries (Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK) using opinion surveys, as well as newly collected data on election campaigns. The authors argue that, as a result of structural transformations and the strategic repositioning of political parties, Europe has observed the emergence of a tripolar configuration of political power, comprising the left, the moderate right, and the new populist right. They suggest that, through an emphasis on cultural issues such as mass immigration and resistance to European integration, the traditional focus of political debate - the economy - has been downplayed or reinterpreted in terms of this new political cleavage. This new analysis of Western European politics will interest all students of European politics and political sociology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521719902
(228mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization, Paperback (January 2013)» View all books by Hanspeter Kriesi
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the models of contemporary democracy; its social, cultural, economic and political prerequisites; its empirically existing varieties and its two major challenges - globalization and mediatization. The book also covers the global spread of democracy and its spread into supranational democracies.
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Author Biography - Hanspeter Kriesi
Hanspeter Kriesi is Professor for Comparative Politics in the Institute of Political Science at the University of Zurich. Edgar Grande is Professor for Comparative Politics in the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science at the University of Munich. Romain Lachat is a visiting scholar at the Department of Politics of New York University. Martin Dolezal is a researcher in the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science at the University of Munich. Simon Bornscher is a researcher in the Institute of Political Science at the University of Zurich. Timotheos Frey is a researcher in the Institute of Political Science at the University of Zurich.
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