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:
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:
Book proposals should be sent to the series editors:
Ingrid van Biezen [email protected]
Fernando Casal Bértoa [email protected]
New Paths for Selecting Political Elites Investigating the impact of inclusive Candidate and Party Leader Selection Methods
Political Incivility in the Parliamentary, Electoral and Media Arena Crossing Boundaries
Informal Politics in Post-Communist Europe Political Parties, Clientelism and State Capture
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 ...
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...
By Annemarie S. Walter
February 26, 2021
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
By Elisabetta De Giorgi, Gabriella Ilonszki
March 21, 2018
Democratic theory considers it fundamental for parties in government to be both responsive to their electorate and responsible to internal and international constraints. But recently these two roles have become more and more incompatible with Mair’s growing divide in European party systems between ...
By Edalina Rodrigues Sanches
January 18, 2018
Institutionalization has become a paramount concept to compare party systems in regions spanned by the third wave of democratization. Based on raw electoral data from 30 sub-Saharan African countries observed between 1966 and 2016, this text explores the causes and mechanisms of Party System ...