Parties and Party Systems

A Framework for Analysis

Author: Giovanni Sartori

Publisher: ECPR Press

ISBN: 0954796616

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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In this broad-ranging volume Sartori outlines a comprehensive and authoritative approach to the classification of party systems. He also offers an extensive review of the concept and rationale of the political party, and develops a sharp critique of various spatial models of party competition.

Gateways to Democracy

Author: John G. Geer,Richard Herrera,Wendy J. Schiller,Jeffrey A. Segal

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 133709773X

Category: Education

Page: 704

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GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY introduces the American political system to students, pointing out in each chapter the gateways that facilitate, or at times block, participation. In emphasizing how the political system works, and how individuals and groups have opened gates to influence public policy, the text helps students see the relevance of government in their lives. The fourth edition provides coverage of the 2016 election, as well as enhanced discussion of diversity and participation that reflects the changing demographic infrastructure in America. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Gateways to Democracy: An Introduction to American Government

Author: John G. Geer,Wendy J. Schiller,Jeffrey A. Segal,Richard Herrera

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305562402

Category: Political Science

Page: 688

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GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY introduces the American political system to students, pointing out in each chapter the gateways that facilitate, or at times block, participation. In emphasizing how the political system works-and how individuals and groups have opened gates to influence public policy-the text helps students see the relevance of government in their lives. The third edition provides coverage of the 2014 midterm elections as well as enhanced discussion of the politics, policies, and issues affecting Latinos in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Dynamics of the Party System

Alignment and Realignment of Political Parties in the United States

Author: James L. Sundquist

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815723189

Category: Political Science

Page: 466

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Since the original edition of Dynamics of the Party System was published in 1973, American politics have continued on a tumultuous course. In the vacuum left by the decline of the Democratic and Republican parties, single-interest groups have risen and flourished. Protest movements on the left and the New Right at the opposite pole have challenged and divided the major parties, and the Reagan Revolution--in reversing a fifty-year trend toward governmental expansion--may turn out to have revolutionized the party system too. In this edition, as in the first, current political trends and events are placed in a historical and theoretical context. Focusing upon three major realignments of the past--those of the 1850s, the 1890s, and the 1930s--Sundquist traces the processes by which basic transformations of the country's two-party system occur. From the historical case studies, he fashions a theory as to the why and how of party realignment, then applies it to current and recent developments, through the first two years of the Reagan presidency and the midterm election of 1982. The theoretical sections of the first edition are refined in this one, the historical sections are revised to take account of recent scholarship, and the chapters dealing with the postwar period are almost wholly rewritten. The conclusion of the original work is, in general, confirmed: the existing party system is likely to be strengthened as public attention is again riveted on domestic economic issues, and the headlong trend of recent decades toward political independence and party disintegration reversed, at least for a time.

Political Parties, Party Systems and Democratisation in East Asia

Author: Liang Fook Lye

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814327956

Category: Political Science

Page: 346

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Some fledging democracies in the world have encountered setbacks due to political parties trying to grapple with the expectations of sophisticated electorates and introducing gradual political reforms over the years. This book describes how democracy is evolving in East Asia and how it assumes different forms in different countries, with political parties adapting and evolving alongside. It has a two-fold intent. First, it contends that the existing variety of party systems in East Asia will endure and may even flourish, rather than converge as liberal democracies. Second, it highlights the seeming political durability of one party systems OCo unlike two-part or multi-party systems in the US and Europe OCo and their enduring predominance in countries such as Cambodia, China, Singapore and Vietnam.

Citizens, Parties and the State

A Reappraisal

Author: Alan Ware

Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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This is a major analysis of the role of political parties in the development and promotion of democracy. Ware offers a highly original discussion of this under-examined area.

Political Finance and Corruption in Eastern Europe

The Transition Period

Author: Jurij Toplak,Mr Daniel Smilov

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409498352

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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One characteristic of Central and Eastern European democracies in transition is the lack of stability in terms of accountability and transparency in practices of political party financing. This key volume provides a thorough and well-structured post-communist study of political finance, election campaign and party funding issues within this region, focusing specifically on Central and Eastern European countries. It outlines best practices for political party and election campaign financing, discusses the shortcomings of political funding schemes and highlights the scandals that emerge under investigation. Providing an illuminating analysis of how current regulations of political finance succeed in controlling the rise of political corruption, the volume will be indispensable for anyone interested in the efficiency of regulation in party funding.

The Social and Political Implications of the 1984 Jesse Jackson Presidential Campaign

Author: Lorenzo Morris

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

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This volume assembles prominent political scientists, sociologists, economists, historians, anthropologists, theologians, and journalists to examine the intricacies of the ground-breaking 1984 campaign for president by Jesse Jackson. The contributors study the campaign in a broad social and cultural context that helps to explain the campaign's strengths and weaknesses. The book's interdiscilinary approach reveals the economic, sociological, and political ramifications of the first serious run for the presidency by an African-American.

Multi-Level Party Politics in Western Europe

Author: K. Detterbeck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137017856

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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A study of territorial dynamics within party organizations in multi-layered systems. This book contributes to a new approach in party research which acknowledges the importance of multi-layered institutional framing. It includes an analysis of vertical linkages and sub-state autonomy in Austrian, Belgian, British, German and Spanish parties.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

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The Berlin Republic

German Unification and A Decade of Changes

Author: Winand Gellner,John D. Robertson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135761477

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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Since German unification in October, 1990, arguments have raged as to whether the integration process of the former East Germany into the western system has been a success. These essays offer fresh insight and perspectives explaining the effects of unification on Germany and the EU as a whole.

Die ganze Geschichte

Meine Auseinandersetzung mit Europas Establishment

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956142187

Category: Political Science

Page: 650

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Als griechischer Finanzminister löste Varoufakis eine der spektakulärsten und kontroversesten Auseinandersetzungen der jüngsten politischen Geschichte aus, als er versuchte, die Beziehung seines Landes mit der EU neu zu verhandeln. Trotz der massenhaften Unterstützung seitens der griechischen Bevölkerung und der bestechend einfachen Logik seiner Argumente – dass die gigantischen Kredite und die damit verbundene Sparpolitik, die seinem bankrotten Land aufgezwungen wurden, eine zerstörerische Wirkung haben – hatte Varoufakis nur in einem Erfolg: Europas politisches und mediales Establishment in Rage zu versetzen. Aber die wahre Geschichte der damaligen Geschehnisse ist beinahe unbekannt, weil so vieles in der EU hinter verschlossenen Türen stattfindet. In diesem couragierten Bericht deckt Varoufakis alles auf und erzählt die ganze Geschichte von waghalsiger Politik, von Heuchelei, Betrug und Verrat, die das Establishment in den Grundfesten erschüttern wird. Dieses Buch ist ein Weckruf, die europäische Demokratie zu erneuern, bevor es zu spät ist.

History of elections in Bohemia and Moravia

Author: Oskar Krejčí

Publisher: East European Monographs


Category: History

Page: 425

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The highly publicized obscenity trial of Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness (1928) is generally recognized as the crystallizing moment in the construction of a visible modern English lesbian culture, marking a great divide between innocence and deviance, private and public, New Woman and Modern Lesbian. Yet despite unreserved agreement on the importance of this cultural moment, previous studies often reductively distort our reading of the formation of early twentieth-century lesbian identity, either by neglecting to examine in detail the developments leading up to the ban or by framing events in too broad a context against other cultural phenomena. Fashioning Sapphism locates the novelist Radclyffe Hall and other prominent lesbians -- including the pioneer in women's policing, Mary Allen, the artist Gluck, and the writer Bryher -- within English modernity through the multiple sites of law, sexology, fashion, and literary and visual representation, thus tracing the emergence of a modern English lesbian subculture in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Drawing on extensive new archival research, the book interrogates anew a range of myths long accepted without question (and still in circulation) concerning, to cite only a few, the extent of homophobia in the 1920s, the strategic deployment of sexology against sexual minorities, and the rigidity of certain cultural codes to denote lesbianism in public culture.

Die politischen Systeme Westeuropas

Author: Wolfgang Ismayr

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531164649

Category: Political Science

Page: 1019

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Das in vollständig aktualisierter und überarbeiteter 4. Auflage vorliegende Standardwerk enthält systematische Darstellungen aller politischen Systeme Westeuropas von 26 führenden Politikwissenschaftlern sowie eine vergleichende Analyse des Herausgebers. Abgehandelt werden in diesem Lehr- und Handbuch: Belgien, Dänemark, Deutschland, Frankreich, Finnland, Griechenland, Großbritannien, Irland, Island, Italien, Luxemburg, Niederlande, Norwegen, Malta, Österreich, Portugal, Schweden, Schweiz, Spanien sowie die Kleinstaaten Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino und Vatikan und die Europäische Union als politisches System. "Ein Standardwerk über Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten westeuropäischer Staaten". DIE ZEIT "Es gibt zur Zeit kein vergleichbar kompaktes und informatives Lehrbuch der vergleichenden Regierungslehre für den (west-)europäischen Raum. Das Buch kann uneingeschränkt empfohlen werden".Zeitschrift für Gesetzgebung "Eine ebenso umfassende wie systematische und aktuelle (...) Darstellung aller politischen Systeme Westeuropas...Ein einzigartiges Nachschlagewerk". Südwest Presse