Party Families in Europe

Party Families in Europe

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The concept of party families is central to comparative party politics. Looking systematically at individual party families, their origins, development, ideology, policy positions, organizational structure, and/or sociological composition, this series investigates the nature of families of political parties. Themes are systematically developed through case studies and comparative chapters to consider key issues around: ¢Electoral performance and composition: the electoral fate of each party family, differences among national, sub-national and European elections, common patterns in the electoral development and the composition of the electorate of each party family. ¢Participation to power: how the relationship to power has evolved for each party family. How their origins affect their capacity to enter government. What type of governmental coalitions or alliances they favour and which policies they develop once in power. ¢Ideology and policy positions: how the ideological positioning of each party family evolved. How electoral performances, participation to power, or leadership change contribute or not to major programmatic evolutions. ¢Party organization: how the intra-party organizational feature of each party family has evolved. Are these features homogeneous within each family? Is each family unique in their organizational choices? Aimed at scholars and students of comparative politics, with a specific appeal for those interested in political parties and party systems, representation and elections, voting behaviour and public opinion the comparative nature of titles in the series will appeal to readers throughout the world. Bringing together expert authors, editors and contributors it renews and expands our knowledge of political parties and party families in Europe.

  • Liberal Parties in Europe book cover

    Liberal Parties in Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Emilie van Haute, Caroline Close

    This book investigates how liberal parties have evolved over time as a party family, in a comparative perspective. Through a discussion of the applicability of the concept of party family to liberal parties, it gives a better picture of the development, challenges, and opportunities for liberal…

    Hardback – 2019-02-14
    Routledge
    Party Families in Europe

  • Regionalist Parties in Western Europe: Dimensions of Success book cover

    Regionalist Parties in Western Europe

    Dimensions of Success, 1st Edition

    Edited by OSCAR MAZZOLENI, Sean Mueller

    Regionalist parties matter. Over the past 40 years, they have played an ever-larger role in West European democracies. Because of their relevance and temporal persistence, their achievements have increasingly become visible not only in electoral arena, but also as regards holding office and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-06
    Routledge
    Party Families in Europe

  • Green Parties in Europe book cover

    Green Parties in Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Emilie van Haute

    The emergence of green parties throughout Europe during the 1980s marked the arrival of a new form of political movement, challenging established models of party politics and putting new issues on the political agenda. Since their emergence, green parties in Europe have faced different destinies;…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18
    Routledge
    Party Families in Europe