Parties, Politics, and Democracy in the New Southern Europe

Parties, Politics, and Democracy in the New Southern Europe

by P. Nikiforos Diamandouros
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801865182

ISBN-13: 9780801865183

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

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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 of Trieste

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801865183
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
New Southern Europe Series
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents:



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



Notes

References

Contributors

Index

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