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Author Biezen, Ingrid van

Title Political parties in new democracies : party organization in Southern and East-Central Europe / Ingrid Van Biezen
Published Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 255 pages)
Contents Introduction -- PART I: FRAMEWORK -- The Path Towards Democracy: The Institutional Context of Party Formation -- Party Formation and Organizational Development: Opportunities and Constraints -- PART II: MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS AND PARTY STRUCTURES -- Portugal -- Spain -- Hungary -- The Czech Republic -- PART III: CROSS-NATIONAL PATTERNS -- On the Internal Balance of Power: The Extra-Parliamentary Party vs. the Party in the Public Office -- Financing Parties in New Democracies -- Patterns of Party Organization in New Democracies -- Endnotes -- References -- Index
Summary Ingrid van Biezen provides a comprehensive and illuminating comparative analysis of party formation and organizational development in recently established democracies. Focussing on Spain, Portugal, Hungary and the Czech Republic, this is the first book to address political parties in new democracies from a cross-regional perspective. It analyzes the historical, social and institutional contexts in which parties in new democracies emerge and the incentives such environments offer for strategies of political mobilisation and organization. Featuring a wealth of new information on party organization, it provides a valuable theoretical and empirical contribution to our understanding of political parties in both new and old democracies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-248) and index
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Subject Political parties -- Europe, Eastern -- Case studies
Political parties -- Europe, Southern -- Case studies
New democracies -- Europe, Eastern -- Case studies
New democracies -- Europe, Southern -- Case studies
Democratization -- Europe, Eastern -- Case studies
Democratization -- Europe, Southern -- Case studies
Political parties -- Europe -- Case studies
Political parties -- Europe, Western -- Case studies
Democratization -- Europe -- Case studies
Democratization -- Europe, Western -- Case studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Parties.
Democratization
New democracies
Political parties
Politieke partijen.
Organisatiestructuur.
Democratisering.
Western Europe
Europe
Eastern Europe
Southern Europe
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781403937858
1403937850
1280220759
9781280220753
9781403903075
1403903077