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Handbook of Party Politics

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Politics (General)

January 2006 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This thoughtful and wide-ranging review of parties and party research contains contributions from many of the foremost party scholars and is a must for all library shelves'

- Richard Luther, Keele University

'The study of political parties has never been livelier and this genuinely international Handbook – theoretically rich, comparatively informed, and focused on important questions – defines the field. This volume is both an indispensable summary of what we know and the starting point for future research'

- R K Carty, University of British Columbia

'Political parties are ubiquitous, but their forms and functions vary greatly from regime to regime, from continent to continent, and from era to era. The Handbook of Party Politics captures this variation and richness in impressive ways. The editors have assembled an excellent team, and the scope of the volume is vast and intriguing'

- Kaare Strom, University of California, San Diego

Political parties are indispensable to democracy and a central subject of research and study in political science around the world. This major new handbook is the first to comprehensively map the state-of-the-art in contemporary party politics scholarship.

The Handbook is designed to:

- provide an invaluable survey of the major theories and approaches in this dynamic area of study and research

- give students and researchers a concise 'road map' to the core literatures in all the sub-fields of party related theorizing and research

- identify the theories, approaches and topics that define the current 'cutting edge' of the field.

The Handbook is comparative in overall approach but also addresses some topics to be addressed in nationally or regionally specific ways. The resulting collaboration has brought 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.

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

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