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Title Party members and their importance in non-EU countries : a comparative analysis / edited by Sergiu Gherghina, Alexandra Iancu and Sorina Soare
Published London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies on political parties and party systems
Routledge studies on political parties and party systems.
Contents Party membership and its conceptualization in democratizing European countries : an introduction / Sergiu Gherghina, Alexandra Iancu and Sorina Soare -- Incentives and practices of mass-party membership in Albania / Anjeza Xhaferaj -- Stable and state subsidized party membership in Bosnia and Herzegovina / Jasmin Hasic and Mahir Sijamija -- Weak membership and personal networks in Georgia / Nanuli Silagadze -- Membership recruitment and propaganda in Macedonia / Dane Taleski, Viktor Dimovski and Muhamed Halili -- Volatile and election-based party membership in the Republic of Moldova / Igor Bucataru and Valeriu Mosneaga -- Oligarchic party structures and membership in Montenegro / Zlatko Vujovic -- Strong leaders, passive members, and state-dependency in Serbia / Dusan Spasojevic and Zoran Stojiljkovic -- The hidden game of party membership in Ukraine / Agnieszka K. Cianciara and Kamila Zacharuk
Summary Although party membership has been extensively analysed in the EU Members States from Western and Eastern Europe, there is a gap in systematic data collection and analyses for the other countries in the Balkans and post-Soviet region. This book provides new and innovative insights in the area of party membership research to analyse the evolution of membership organizations in political parties from under-investigated countries. Specifically, it seeks to understand the way in which political parties and the national legislation conceptualize the notion of membership within and across countries. It provides original data and affords a first comprehensive, comparative study of party members in the EU neighbouring countries, which resonate particular interest because some of them occupy the "precarious middle ground between a full-fledge democracy and outright dictatorship". In light of these relevant observations, this systematic analysis of membership evolutions in democratizing countries brings valuable insights for the study of party politics in general
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Party affiliation -- Europe, Eastern -- Case studies
Political participation -- Europe, Eastern -- Case studies
Political parties -- Europe, Eastern -- Case studies
New democracies -- Europe, Eastern -- Case studies
Party affiliation -- Balkan Peninsula -- Case studies
Political participation -- Balkan Peninsula -- Case studies
Political parties -- Balkan Peninsula -- Case studies
New democracies -- Balkan Peninsula -- Case studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
Partidos políticos -- Balcanes (Región)
Partidos políticos -- Europa oriental
Political parties -- Balkan Peninsula
New democracies.
Party affiliation.
Political participation.
Political parties.
Balkan Peninsula.
Eastern Europe.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Gherghina, Sergiu, editor
Iancu, Alexandra, editor
Soare, Sorina editor
LC no. 2020691635
ISBN 9781315201177