List of Tables and Figures
Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Democracy, Southern European Style
Chapter 3: The Anchors of Partnership: A Comparative Analysis of Voting Behavior in Four Southern European Democracies
Chapter 4: Antiparty Politics and the Restructuring of the Italian Party System
Chapter 5: The New Campaign Politics in Southern Europe
Chapter 6: In Search of the Center: Conservative Parties, Electoral Competition, and Political Legitimacy in Southern Europe's New Democracies
Chapter 7: Mobilizers and Late Modernizers: Socialist Parties in the New Southern Europe
Chapter 8: Four Actors in Search of a Role
Chapter 9: Conclusion
Appendix: Percentages of Popular Votes, Number of Parliamentary Seats, and Percentages of Parliamentary Seats of Major Parties in National Elections in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain
Parties, Politics, and Democracy in the New Southern Europe / Edition 1by P. Nikiforos Diamandouros
Pub. Date: 05/28/2001
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
In the acclaimed Politics of Democratic Consolidation, Nikiforos Diamandouros, Richard Gunther, and their co-authors showed how democratization unfolded in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, culminating in consolidated democratic regimes. This volume continues that analysis, posing the basic question: What kind of democratic politics emerged in those countries? It presents systematic analyses of the basic institutions of government and of the dynamics of electoral competition in the four countries (set in comparative context alongside several other democracies), as well as detailed studies of the evolution of the major parties, their electorates, their ideologies, and their performances in government over the past twenty years. The authors reach two major conclusions. First, the new democracies' salient features are moderation, centripetalism, and the democratization of erstwhile antisystem parties on the Right and Left. Second, no single "Southern European model" has emerged; the systems differ from one another about as much as do the other established democracies of Europe.
Contributors: P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, University of Athens • Richard Gunther, Ohio State University • Thomas C. Bruneau, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey • Arend Lijphart, University of California at San Diego • Leonardo Morlino, University of Florence • Risa A. Brooks, Stanford University • José R. Montero, Autonomous University of Madrid • Giacomo Sani, University of Pavia • Paolo Segatti, University of Trieste • Gianfranco Pasquino, University of Bologna • Takis S. Pappas, College Year, Athens • Hans-Jrgen Puhle, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main • Anna Bosco, University ofTrieste
P. Nikiforos Diamandouros is a professor of political science at the University of Athens.
Richard Gunther is a professor of political science at Ohio State University.
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