1st Edition

Political Parties and Partisanship
Social identity and individual attitudes





ISBN 9781138874527
Published April 10, 2015 by Routledge
234 Pages - 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Political Parties and Partisanship provides an up-to-date examination of the conceptualizations, causes, and consequences of partisanship in both new and established democracies in Eastern Europe.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Partisanship, social identity and individual attitudes 2. Deconstructing party identification–and reconstructions beyond 3. Party identification revisited 4. Rethinking partisanship: Some thoughts on a unified theory 5. Partisanship in nine western democracies: Causes and consequences 6. Travel tips for students of electoral choice: The dynamics of partisanship in Britain and elsewhere 7. Individual and contextual origins of durable partisanship 8. Partisanship and system support in established and new democracies 9. Adversarial politics, civic virtues and partisanship in Eastern and Western Europe 10. The stability of partisanship: Evidence from a Russian panel study 11. A spirited defence of party identification against its critics 12. Conclusion: Partisanship and heterogeneity

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