Parties and Party Systems

A Framework for Analysis

Author: Giovanni Sartori

Publisher: ECPR Press

ISBN: 0954796616

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 1804


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: 1337515647

Category: Education

Page: 704

View: 7622


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

View: 9596


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.

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

View: 1126


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.

Citizens, Parties and the State

A Reappraisal

Author: Alan Ware

Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 9627


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.

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

Author: Lorenzo Morris

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

View: 6178


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

View: 1178


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

View: 2128


Globalising Democracy

Party Politics in Emerging Democracies

Author: Peter Burnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134143885

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 2676


This volume brings together expert contributors to explore the intersection of two major contemporary themes: globalization, and the contribution that both domestic party politics and international party support make to democratization. Globalising Democracy clearly shows what globalization means for domestic and international efforts to build effective political parties and competitive party systems in new and emerging democracies. Contrasting perspectives are presented through fresh case studies of European post-communist countries, Africa and Turkey. The reader is clearly shown how international party assistance is a manifestation and vehicle of globalization, and explores how it may be assessed in terms of: global economic integration the growth of global communications the development and implications for party politics of multi-level governance. This is the first book to analyze the impact of globalization on democracy and will be of great interest to all students of international relations, governance and politics.

Dynamics of the Party System

Alignment and Realignment of Political Parties in the United States

Author: James L. Sundquist

Publisher: Brookings Inst Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 466

View: 1812


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.

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

View: 8212


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.

Comparative Politics

An Institutional and Cross-national Approach

Author: Gregory S. Mahler

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130985965

Category: Political Science

Page: 398

View: 5725


Aimed at freshman/sophomore-level courses in comparative politics, world politics as well as introduction to politics, this text places the emphasis on political institutions and behavior rather than on abstract conceptual frameworks. It features a cross-national approach permitting students to develop a comparative understanding of the institutions, e.g. constitutions, executives, legislatures, political parties etc.) as well as a country-by-country approach, examing those institutions within the context of eight different countries.

Die ganze Geschichte

Meine Auseinandersetzung mit Europas Establishment

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956142187

Category: Political Science

Page: 650

View: 420


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.

Law Books, 1876-1981

Books and Serials on Law and Its Related Subjects

Author: N.A

Publisher: New York : R.R. Bowker Company


Category: Law

Page: 5039

View: 3611