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Title Selection of political party leaders in contemporary parliamentary democracies : a comparative study / edited by Jean-Benoit Pilet and William P. Cross
Published London : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Series Routledge research on social and political elites ; 4
Routledge research on social and political elites ; 4
Contents 1. The selection of party leaders in contemporary parliamentary democracies / William P. Cross and Jean- Benoit Pilet -- 2. The selection of party leaders in the UK / Tim Bale and Paul Webb -- 3. The selection of party leaders in Belgium / Jean-Benoit Pilet and Bram Wauters -- 4. Unanimous, by acclamation? Party leadership selection in Norway / Elin Haugsgjerd Allern and Rune Karlsen -- 5. The selection of party leaders in Austria : channelling ambition effectively / Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik and Wolfgang C . M©ơller -- 6. Party leader selection in Germany / Klaus Detterbeck and Ingo Rohlfing -- 7. The selection of party leaders in Italy, 1989-2012 / Giulia Sandri, Antonella Seddone and Fulvio Venturino -- 8. The selection of party leaders in Spain / Oscar Barber© [and others] -- 9. The selection of party leaders in Portugal 124 Marco Lisi and Andr©♭ Freire -- 10. Let's not risk too much : the selection of party leaders in Romania / Mihail Chiru and Sergiu Gherghina -- 11. Stable leadership in the context of party change : the Hungarian case / Gabriella Ilonszki and R©♭ka V©Łrnagy -- 12. Party leadership in Canada / William P . Cross -- 13. Leadership selection in Australia / Anika Gauja -- 14. Selecting party leaders in Israel / Ofer Kenig and Gideon Rahat -- 15. The selection of party leaders in comparative perspective / Jean-Benoit Pilet and William P . Cross
Summary "This book explores the ways in which political parties, in contemporary parliamentary democracies, choose their leaders and then subsequently hold them accountable. The authors provide a comprehensive examination of party leadership selection and accountability both through examination of parties and countries in different institutional settings and through a holistic analysis of the role of party leaders and the methods through which they assume, and exit, the office. The collection includes essays on Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Norway and the United Kingdom which have important differences in their party systems, their degree of democratization, the role assigned to party leaders and their methods of leadership selection. Each country examination provides significant data relating to party rules and norms of leadership selection, leadership tenures and leadership contests. The book concludes with a chapter that merges the country data analyses to provide a truly comparative examination of the theoretical questions underlying the volume. This book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of legislative studies, elections, democracy, political parties, party systems, political elites and comparative politics"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Print version record
Subject Cabinet system.
Political leadership.
Political parties.
Cabinet system.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
Political leadership.
Political parties.
Politics and Government.
Politiska partier.
Politiskt ledarskap.
Form Electronic book
Author Pilet, Jean-Benoît.
ISBN 1306320429