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Routledge Studies on Political Parties and Party Systems


About the Series

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:
https://www.routledge.com/our-customers/authors/publishing-guidelines

Book proposals should be sent to the series editors:

Ingrid van Biezen [email protected]

Fernando Casal Bértoa [email protected]

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Political Incivility in the Parliamentary, Electoral and Media Arena Crossing Boundaries

Political Incivility in the Parliamentary, Electoral and Media Arena: Crossing Boundaries

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Annemarie S. Walter
January 09, 2023

This edited volume affords conceptual and analytical convergence in the study of political incivility by bringing together theoretical and empirical work of scholars from various (sub)disciplines studying political incivility within European countries and the USA. It addresses the needs and ...

Party Politics in European Microstates

Party Politics in European Microstates

1st Edition

Edited By Fernando Casal Bértoa, Patrick Dumont
November 30, 2022

This book represents the first comprehensive study of the evolution of parties and party systems in all nine democratic European states with less than one million inhabitants. As small political units have for long been considered to be most conducive to stable democracy, this volume analyses the ...

The Resistible Corrosion of Europe’s Center-Left After 2008

The Resistible Corrosion of Europe’s Center-Left After 2008

1st Edition

Edited By Georg Menz
September 30, 2022

This book examines and explains the Center-Left’s political decline since 2008, whilst analyzing the factors that account for its sagging electoral and popular support, losing voters both to the Far-Left, the Far-Right, and abstentions. Focusing on the era since the 2008 financial crisis in ...

Party Leaders and their Selection Rules in Western Europe

Party Leaders and their Selection Rules in Western Europe

1st Edition

By Bruno Marino
September 24, 2021

This book analyses the determinants behind the openings in party leader selection rules (leaders' selectorate) in 10 Western European countries and more than 55 parties between the mid-1980s and the mid-2010s. Presenting a novel and revealing theoretical and empirical framework, it tackles the ...

New Paths for Selecting Political Elites Investigating the impact of inclusive Candidate and Party Leader Selection Methods

New Paths for Selecting Political Elites: Investigating the impact of inclusive Candidate and Party Leader Selection Methods

1st Edition

Edited By Giulia Sandri, Antonella Seddone
May 31, 2021

This book provides a cross-country study of the consequences of the expansion of intra-party democracy, the trend towards more inclusive methods of selection for party candidates and leaders, and the impact of these on political elites in terms of sociopolitical profile and patterns of careers. It...

Political Parties Abroad A New Arena for Party Politics

Political Parties Abroad: A New Arena for Party Politics

1st Edition

Edited By Tudi Kernalegenn, Emilie van Haute
March 09, 2020

This book analyzes parties beyond the national borders and their increasing institutionalization abroad, in order to understand their development, their organizational specificities, their functions, and their impact on the party system and national politics at home. With 12 contrasted case ...

Political Candidate Selection Who Wins, Who Loses, and Under-Representation in the UK

Political Candidate Selection: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Under-Representation in the UK

1st Edition

By Jeanette Ashe
December 05, 2019

The "secret garden of politics", where some win and others lose their candidate selection bids, and why some aspirant candidates are successful while others fail have been enduring puzzles within political science. This book solves this puzzle by proposing and applying a universally applicable...

Informal Politics in Post-Communist Europe Political Parties, Clientelism and State Capture

Informal Politics in Post-Communist Europe: Political Parties, Clientelism and State Capture

1st Edition

By Michal Klíma
September 23, 2019

This book offers a fascinating, thought-provoking and ground-breaking study of post-communist political life. It is published just as the countries of Central and Eastern Europe mark thirty years since gaining freedom and have embarked on the path of democracy. This book is one of the first ...

Leaders, Factions and the Game of Intra-Party Politics

Leaders, Factions and the Game of Intra-Party Politics

1st Edition

By Andrea Ceron
April 25, 2019

The book provides a comprehensive view on the internal life of parties and investigates the dynamics of intra-party politics in different party environments to explain in which circumstances the party leader is more or less bound by the wills of party factions. Analyzing almost 500 intra-party ...

Do Parties Still Represent? An Analysis of the Representativeness of Political Parties in Western Democracies

Do Parties Still Represent?: An Analysis of the Representativeness of Political Parties in Western Democracies

1st Edition

Edited By Knut Heidar, Bram Wauters
April 23, 2019

This book examines the representativeness of party membership and analyses the potential consequences of changing representativeness. Parties with high membership ratios, as well as those experiencing severe decline, are compared and examined across countries with varying constitutional ...

Party System Change, the European Crisis and the State of Democracy

Party System Change, the European Crisis and the State of Democracy

1st Edition

Edited By Marco Lisi
July 26, 2018

Party systems are crucial elements for the functioning of political systems and representative democracies. With several European countries experiencing significant changes recently, it is necessary to update our knowledge. This volume analyses party system changes in Europe in the 21st century by...

Party Members and Their Importance in Non-EU Countries A Comparative Analysis

Party Members and Their Importance in Non-EU Countries: A Comparative Analysis

1st Edition

Edited By Sergiu Gherghina, Alexandra Iancu, Sorina Soare
May 31, 2018

Although party membership has been extensively analysed in the EU Members States from Western and Eastern Europe, there is a gap in systematic data collection and analyses for the other countries in the Balkans and post-Soviet region. This book provides new and innovative insights in the area of ...

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