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Political Parties Abroad

A New Arena for Party Politics, 1st Edition

Edited by Tudi Kernalegenn, Emilie van Haute


320 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367857851
pub: 2020-04-07
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This book analyses parties beyond the national borders and their increasing institutionalization abroad, in order to understand their development, their organisational specificities, their functions, and their impact on the party system and national politics at home.

With 12 contrasted case studies, it comparatively addresses a wide range of perspectives on political parties abroad and lays the foundation for a framework of analysis of political parties abroad, contributing to a better understanding of transnationalism and long-distance democracy. The generalisation of overseas voting and the development of representative institutions for emigrants has transformed the civic and political links between states and their diaspora. This has also created new opportunities for political parties, with the task to reach out to citizens living abroad, mobilize them for elections, and even organize their representation at home. This book represents the first in-depth study of an emerging phenomenon.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of political parties/party politics, immigration, and more broadly to democracy studies and comparative politics.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Study Political Parties Abroad? Diasporas as new arenas for party politics

Tudi Kernalegenn and Émilie Van Haute

Part I: Parties abroad to channel the vote of emigrants

1. Radical Right across Borders? The case of EKRE’s Finnish branch

Mari-Liis Jakobson, Tõnis Saarts and Leif Kalev

2. Federal Structure and Party Politics as Simultaneous Opportunity and Constraint: Transnational Political Engagement of overseas Americans

Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels

3. Anti-Party Skew and Variation in Diaspora Outreach by Mexican Parties

Michael A. Paarlberg

Part II: Parties Abroad to Select Representatives

4. The Organisation of Romanian Parties Abroad

Sergiu Gherghina and Sorina Soare

5. En Marche French Expatriates! The booming emergence of a new political actor among French residents overseas in the 2017 elections

Tudi Kernalegenn and Cédric Pellen

6. Extending the Incumbency Presence Abroad: The Case of MPAIS in Ecuadorian Overseas Districts

Sebastián Umpierrez de Reguero and Régis Dandoy

Part III: Parties Abroad as Lobbying Structures

7. External Voting without Political Parties Abroad? Comparing Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

Takayoshi Uekami, Jisun Park and Boyu Chen

8. The Activities of Israeli Political Parties Abroad: More than Just a Voters’ Game

Avital Friedman and Ofer Kenig

9. Building Party Sections around Europe: The Construction Process of ‘Syriza Paris’

Modestos Siotos

Part IV: Parties Abroad to Control Emigrants

10. Party Politics in Transnational and Authoritarian Settings: Tunisian pro- and anti-Ben Ali’s regime parties in France

Mathilde Zederman

11. The Algerian Community's Vote Abroad: challenges and strategies for political parties

Belkacem Benzenine

12. Party Organisations across Borders: Top-down satellites and bottom-up alliances. The case of AKP and HDP in Germany.

İnci Öykü Yener-Roderburg

Conclusion: A Framework of Analysis for Political Parties Abroad

Émilie van Haute and Tudi Kernalegenn

About the Editors

Tudi Kernalegenn is a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Université catholique de Louvain, and Researcher at the Institut de sciences politiques Louvain-Europe (ISPOLE), Belgium.

Émilie van Haute is Chair of the Department of Political Science at the Université libre de Bruxelles and Researcher at the Centre d’étude de la vie politique (Cevipol), Belgium.

About the Series

Routledge Studies on Political Parties and Party Systems

This new series focuses on major issues affecting political parties in a broad sense. Therefore, we welcome any high-quality suggestions for edited, single or co-authored books dealing with political parties and party systems in Europe and beyond (by which we mean we are also open to comparative projects examining regions outside of Europe). In particular, we would like to invite book proposals that aim to improve our present understanding of political parties and party system through the examination of the following issues:

  • the crisis of political parties and the challenges party organizations face in the contemporary world
  • the increasing internal complexity of party organizations in terms of regulation, funding, membership, etc.
  • the more frequent presence of party system change
  • the development of political parties and party systems in under-researched countries

We are open to a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches. Comparative works will be certainly privileged. We also encourage proposals with a strong policy-impact focus.

For guidance on how to structure your proposal, please visit: www.routledge.com/info/authors

Book proposals should be sent to the series editors:

Ingrid van Biezen [email protected]

Fernando Casal Bértoa [email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties