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Title Political parties and democracy / general editor, Kay Lawson
Published Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, [2010]
©2010

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Description 5 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Series Political parties in context series
Contents v. 1. The Americas / Kay Lawson and Jorge Lanzaro, volume editors -- v. 2. Europe / Kay Lawson, volume editor -- v. 3. Post-Soviet and Asian political parties / Baogang He, Anatoly Kulik, and Kay Lawson, volume editors -- v. 4. Africa and Oceania / Luc Sindjoun, Marian Simms, and Kay Lawson, volume editors -- v. 5. The Arab world / Saad Eddin Ibrahim and Kay Lawson, volume editors
Summary "With six coeditors for different world regions, Kay Lawson has assembled an international team of 54 authors analyzing political parties in their 46 countries, more than half from the under-researched Global South. In this volume, many of the governments impede the proper functioning and even the establishment of political parties, yet parties are nonetheless alive in the Arab states of Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia, and thriving in neighboring Turkey and Israel. Does this mean political parties are a prerequisite for democracy or are they sometimes rather part of dedemocratization? Obviously the answer depends on the case studied. But Lawson's tomes allow us to watch the whole political mechanism live in all five volumes. This package of concepts and information is a data-bank in its own right. The theory of political parties is finally becoming universal, and their analysis cannot be the same again."---Bahgat Korany Professor, Political Science, --
American University of Cairo --
"Political Parties and Democracy is Kay Lawson's masterwork. It assembles an impressive list of leading scholars to discuss and compare the role of political parties on a global scale. Its five volumes covering 46 nations provide an unprecedented wealth of theoretical and descriptive material on political parties in five continents. With refreshing frankness, the authors discuss both the contributions of political parties to the democratic process and their limitations. It is sure to become a standard reference source for future research on the state of political parties around the world."---Russell J.Dalton Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine --Book Jacket
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Political parties -- Asia.
Political parties -- America.
Political parties -- Australasia.
Political parties -- Europe.
Political parties -- Africa.
Political parties.
Democracy.
Author Lawson, Kay.
LC no. 2009047965
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