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Political parties in Western democracies

Leon D. Epstein

Political parties in Western democracies

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Published by Pall Mall Press in London .
Written in English


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StatementLeon D. Epstein.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 374p. ;
Number of Pages374
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Open LibraryOL19143925M

American parties also meet regularly and, again, are more subordinate to elected political leaders. Rokkan, ed. These are useful for party outreach, training and employment. Give your students a firsthand opportunity to understand the process of public opinion research. Such political finance regimes stipulate a variety of regulations for the transparency of fundraising and expenditure, limit or ban specific kinds of activity and provide public subsidies for party activity, including campaigning. After years of scholarly neglect, her analysis is an enlightening first cut at the important question of the degree to which these 'peripheral' parties matter for politics and policy.

If history continues along the same path, the fifth wave should worry us all. Key, Politics, Parties and Pressure Groups 5th ed. If democracy is in trouble in Scandinavia, then it is surely facing problems everywhere, so the book will be read carefully by those concerned about contemporary governance in all modern democracies. Combining case-study and comparative approaches, she breaks new ground in focusing on the role of peripheral parties in agenda setting and their impact on the party system and the polity as a whole.

Parties have turned to primaries and local caucuses to select candidates. These features are evident both in vertical power relations e. This welcome and timely re-evaluation of Nordic politics constitutes a major contribution to comparative government, and is likely to stand as the definitive treatment of politics in the region for many years to come. Political parties have also been organized in various ways; in some, control is exercised by a small central elite, either elected or self-perpetuating, while in others, power is decentralized, with candidate picking and decision making spread among local party units. They are all elected members.


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Yet Political parties in Western democracies book developments are far from uniform and demonstrate that there may be different responses to the political challenges faced by contemporary Western democracies. After years of scholarly neglect, her analysis is an enlightening first cut at the important question of the degree to which these 'peripheral' parties matter for politics and policy.

In recent years, however, critics have suggested that new challenges such as weakened popular attachment, the advent of cartel parties, the judicialization of politics, and European integration have threatened the institutions of parliamentary democracy in the Nordic region.

In competitive systems, a distinction may be made between two-party systems, which seem to encourage a party strategy of moderation and compromise aimed at obtaining a majority vote, and multiparty systems, where there is less compromise and where a party's strategy emphasizes retaining the support of its core voters.

Ballot initiatives and referenda allow citizens to enact laws directly. Mudde, the architect of the most widely used definition of populism a notoriously slippery wordis particularly good at providing clear explanations of political terms that are often conflated and confused.

For example, many of the ancient Greek city-states had organized, competitive parties.

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It is essential reading. The first distinctive political parties emerged from this chaos. It was radical organization in his time, fighting for novel concepts such as adult suffragefree speechand popular participation in the government.

Clark Research Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government, Harvard University "One of the best books in many years on comparative democratic politics. New Data Supplement! This is almost always the case in Germany on national and state level, and in most constituencies at the communal level.

Lipset and S. Although North America was the first to channel political messages in this way and many European campaigns have been based on the U. With helpful restructuring, the new fifth edition of Citizen Politics is even more student-friendly while Political parties in Western democracies book to offer the only truly comparative study of political attitudes and behavior in the United States, Great Britain, France, and Germany.

The Political parties in Western democracies book of George Washington and the first few sessions of the United States Congress were nonpartisan. Such a party is commonly categorized by the type of party system in which it operates.

There is a steady erosion of trust in politicians, parties, and democratic institutions, culminating most recently in major populist victories in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. Multi-party systems[ edit ] A poster for the European Parliament election in Italy, showing party lists Multi-party systems are systems in which more than two parties are represented and elected to public office.

Without political parties, electors would have to evaluate every individual candidate in every single election they are eligible to vote in. The UK political system, while technically a multi-party systemhas functioned generally as a two-party sometimes called a "two-and-a-half party" system; since the s the two largest political parties have been the Conservative Party and the Labour Party.

Political change is often easier with a coalition government than in one-party or two-party dominant systems. Frances Rosenbluth and Ian Shapiro argue that devolving power to the grass roots is part of the problem, not the solution. Regulation[ edit ] The freedom to form, declare membership in, or campaign for candidates from a political party is considered a measurement of a state's adherence to liberal democracy as a political value.

Officially, each party has a chairman for its national committee who is a prominent spokesman, organizer and fund-raiser, but without the status of prominent elected office holders.

Furthermore, in the case of far-right, far-left and regionalism parties in the national parliaments of much of the European Union, mainstream political parties may form an informal cordon sanitaire which applies a policy of non-cooperation towards those " Outsider Parties " present in the legislature which are viewed as 'anti-system' or otherwise unacceptable for government.

Reviews 'Although it is self-evident that radical right-wing political parties across contemporary Western Europe foster and exploit popular anti-immigrant sentiment, it is less clear to what extent they exercise significant political influence.

Political Parties in Western Democracies

A must read for anyone interested in how to restore the vitality of our democratic institutions and politics. Australia, Canada, Political parties in Western democracies bookPakistan, India, Ireland, United Kingdom and Norway are examples of countries with two strong parties and additional smaller parties that have also obtained representation.

All of the chapters have been updated with the latest research and empirical evidence, including new data from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems project, the World Values Survey, the International Social Survey Program, and the British and German national election studies.

What people think of their government and Political parties in Western democracies book leaders, how or whether they vote, and what they do or say about a host of political issues greatly affect the further strengthening or erosion of democracy and democratic ideals.

If history continues along the same path, the fifth wave should worry us all. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden have traditionally been strongholds of parliamentary democracy.Political Parties in Western Democracies [Leon D.

Epstein] on tjarrodbonta.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Presents a brilliant, persuasive case that American political parties, so often dismissed as immature or ineffective compared with their European counterpartsCited by: An Analysis of the Representativeness of Political Parties in Western Democracies, 1st Edition.

Edited by Knut Heidar, Bram Wauters. less representative party candidate selection processes and declining legitimacy for the political system. The book bridges two subareas that are usually not in conversation with each other: literature on the.

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