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Political Parties and Partisanship

Social identity and individual attitudes, 1st Edition

Edited by John Bartle, Paolo Bellucci


234 pages | 31 B/W Illus.

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This volume provides an up-to-date examination of the conceptualisations, causes, and consequences of partisanship, one of the most fundamental concepts in contemporary political science.

Presenting a comprehensive account and assessment of partisanship in comparative empirical research, contributors to this volume not only assess past literature in this area, but also advance current debates. Focussing on three key aspects of partisanship, the volume covers theories of partisanship, the dynamics of partisanship and the behavioural consequences of partisanship in both new and established democracies. Particular features of the volume include:

  • up-to-date data on partisanship across a wide range of countries including the new democracies in Eastern Europe
  • contributions from well-established and well-recognised scholars in the field
  • new theoretical insights presented alongside existing literature

Political Parties and Partisanship will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, political behaviour, sociology and political psychology.

Table of Contents

1. Partisanship, social identity and individual attitudes John Bartle and Paolo Bellucci 2. Deconstructing party identification – and reconstructions beyond Ian Budge 3. Party identification revisited Jacques Thomassen and Martin Rosema 4. Rethinking partisanship: Some thoughts on a unified theory Bernard Grofman, Frank Wayman and Matthew Barreto 5. Partisanship in nine Western democracies: Causes and consequences Hermann Schmitt 6. Travel tips for students of electoral choice: The dynamics of partisanship in Britain and elsewhere Harold Clarke, David Sanders, Marianne Stewart and Paul Whiteley 7. Individual and contextual origins of durable partisanship Martin Kroh and Peter Selb 8. Partisanship and system support in established and new democracies Aida Paskeviciute 9. Adversarial politics, civic virtues and partisanship in Eastern and Western Europe Zsolt Enyedi and Bojan Todosijevic 10. The stability of partisanship: Evidence from a Russian panel study Hanna Bäck and Jan Teorell 11. A spirited defence of party identification against its critics Donald P. Green and Eric Schickler 12. Conclusion

About the Editors

John Bartle is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Government, University of Essex, United Kingdom.

Paolo Bellucci is Professor at the Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche at the University of Siena, Italy.

Subject Categories

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