Handbook of Party Politics

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Overview

The Handbook of Party Politics is the first book to comprehensively map the state-of-the-art in contemporary party politics scholarship. This major new work brings together the world's leading party theorists to provide an unrivalled resource on the role of parties in the pressing contemporary problems of institutional design and democratic governance today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761943143
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 566
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Richard S Katz and William Crotty
PART ONE: DEFINITION OF PARTY
What is a Political Party? - John Kenneth White
The Nineteenth-Century Origins of Modern Political Parties - Susan E Scarrow
The Unwanted Emergence of Party-Based Politics
Party Origins and Evolution in the United States - William Crotty
Party in Democratic Theory - Richard S Katz
Political Parties and Deliberative Democracy? - James Johnson
Party Systems and Party System Types - Steven Wolinetz
PART TWO: FUNCTIONS OF PARTY
Political Parties as Mechanisms of Social Choice - Marjorie Randon Hershey
Recruitment - Pippa Norris
Candidate Selection - Reuven Y Hazan and Gideon Rahat
Methods and Consequences
Political Parties in a Changing Campaign Environment - David M Farrell
On the Cusp of Change - John Green
Party Finance in the United States
Political Parties, American Campaigns, and Effects on Outcomes - Brian J Brox and Daron R. Shaw
Parties and Government - Hans Keman
Features of Governing in Representative Democracies
Parties into Government - Lieven de Winter and Patrick Dumont
Still Many Puzzles
Party Patronage and Colonization of the State - Wolfgang C M[um]uller
Exceptionalism in the United States - Nicol C Rae
Party System Institutionalization and Party System Theory After the Third Wave of Democratization - Scott Mainwaring and Mariano Torcal
Party Politics in Post-Communist Transitions - Zsolt Enyedi
Party, Ethnicity and Democratization in Africa - Shaheen Mozaffar
PART THREE: PARTY ORGANIZATION
Party Models - Andr[ac]e Krouwel
American Exceptionalism - Alan Ware
Movement Parties - Herbert Kitschelt
Political Parties as Multi-Level Organizations - Kris Deschouwer
Party Membership and Participation - Knut Heidar
Electoral Mobilization in the United States - James W Endersby, John R Petrocik and Daron R Shaw
Professional Staff in Political Parties - Paul Webb and Robin Kolodny
Party Crashers? The Relationship Between Political Consultants and Political Parties - David A Dulio
PART FOUR: PARTY AND SOCIETY
Party and Social Structure - Peter M Siavelis
Cleavages - Peter Mair
Political Parties and Social Capital, Political Parties or Social Capital - Eric M Uslaner
Political Parties and Social Structure in the Developing World - Vicky Randall
Political Parties and Other Organizations - Thomas Poguntke
Clientelism and Party Politics - Jonathan Hopkin
Party as a Carrier of Ideas - Francesca Vassallo and Clyde Wilcox
Identifying Dimensions and Locating Parties - Ian Budge
Methodological and Conceptual Problems
PART FIVE: PARTIES AND THE STATE
Party Law - Wolfgang C M[um]uller and Ulrich Sieberer
Regulation of Party Finance - Karl-Heinz Nassmacher
Legal Regulation and Protection of American Parties - Daniel H Lowenstein
Party States and State Parties - Paul G Lewis
PART SIX: PARTIES IN THE FUTURE
The International Role of Political Parties - Kay Lawson
European Union and Political Parties - Robert Ladrech
Party Transformations - William Crotty
The United States and Western Europe
Parties in the Media Age - Holli A Semetko
Cyber Parties - Helen Margetts

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