Category: Political Parties

The Politics of Place and the Limits of Redistribution by Melissa Ziegler Rogers

By Melissa Ziegler Rogers

Numerous students have spotted that convinced political associations, together with federalism, majoritarian electoral structures, and presidentialism, are associated with reduce degrees of source of revenue redistribution. This booklet deals a political geography reason for these saw styles. every one of those associations is strongly formed through geography and offers incentives for politicians to focus on their appeals and executive assets to localities. Territorialized associations additionally form voters’ personal tastes in ways in which can undermine the nationwide coalition in desire of redistribution. in addition, territorial associations bring up the variety of veto issues during which anti-redistributive actors can constrain reform efforts. those theoretical connections among the politics of position and redistributive results are explored in idea, empirical research, and case reviews of the united states, Germany, and Argentina.

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Partisan Politics in the Global Economy by Geoffrey Garrett

By Geoffrey Garrett

This ebook discusses the way forward for the geographical region in an international of worldwide markets. in contrast to so much reviews saying that worldwide markets dominate nationwide politics, this e-book argues that nations nonetheless own massive autonomy over coverage offerings. moreover, electorate' calls for for presidency safety from marketplace forces (economic lack of confidence) are emerging, whereas international locations with robust exchange union hobbies which may restrain the salary calls for of staff (corporatism) are appealing to traders. for that reason, there's nonetheless a attainable leftist replacement to the loose industry within the worldwide financial system.

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The Tyranny of the Two-Party System by Lisa Disch

By Lisa Disch

Scholars of yankee executive (especially undergraduates) frequently come upon the two-party approach as a given: inevitable, immutable, American-as-apple-pie. This ebook does a great activity of revealing how the approach we presently have is the made of a sequence of political offerings and situations, even past the impression of single-member districts and winner-take-all elections most typically well-known in political technology. The publication makes use of the case of electoral fusion as a principal concentration, however the price of the ebook is broader than that. It exhibits, in very scholarly style, how the principles, ideology and political tradition of our present method used to be created, and therefore destroys the semblance that what we've is inevitable and everlasting. whereas the booklet isn't really precisely "light" interpreting (Disch's education as a political theorist is apparent, and it serves the publication well), it's very well-written. it will likely be so much obtainable to these readers with a little political technology history.

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The British Party System: An introduction by Stephen Ingle

By Stephen Ingle

The historical past of British political events tells of swap and continuity. yet, how and why?

This textbook keeps to supply the simplest creation presently to be had at the British political social gathering procedure, explaining the heritage, constitution, actors and rules of either the most political events and the minor parties. Substantially revised and up to date, this fourth variation includes new fabric on the:

  • political social gathering process in post-devolution Scotland and Wales
  • media and political parties
  • emergence of teenage events onto the British political landscape
  • replacement of get together ideology with political pragmatism.

Stephen Ingle argues that during order to meet formidable nationwide and overseas demanding situations the British social gathering procedure is once again short of basic swap, to a much less confrontational variety of politics. The British occasion System is the precise publication for college students of British politics in need of a topical and available textual content on political events within the UK.

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Post-Communist Democracies and Party Organization by Margit Tavits

By Margit Tavits

Students of post-communist politics usually argue that events in new democracies lack powerful enterprises - great club, neighborhood presence, administration - simply because they do not want them to win elections and so they may well prevent a party's flexibility and potency in place of work. Post-Communist Democracies and celebration association explains why a few political events are larger capable than others to set up themselves in new democracies and why a few excel at staying unified in parliament, while others stay ruled by means of participants. concentrating on the democratic transitions in post-communist Europe from 1990 to 2010, Margit Tavits demonstrates that the winning institution of a political social gathering in a brand new democracy crucially is dependent upon the power of its association. but no longer all events put money into association improvement. Tavits reveals that after events realize the potential for association construction, it is usually the results of pragmatic expert leaders and especially aggressive, even antagonistic, electoral environments. This booklet makes use of information from ten post-communist democracies, together with certain research of events within the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, and Poland.

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Conservation And The Gospel Of Efficiency: The Progressive by Samuel P. Hays

By Samuel P. Hays

The relevance and significance of Samuel P. Hay's publication, Conservation and the Gospel of potency, has in basic terms elevated through the years. Written virtually part a century in the past, it deals a useful background of the conservation movement's origins, and gives an exceptional context for figuring out modern enviromental difficulties and attainable strategies. opposed to a historical past of rivers, forests, levels, and public lands, this booklet defines conflicting political procedures: the call for for an built-in, managed improvement guided through an elite workforce of scientists and technicians and the call for for a looser method permitting grassroots impulses to have a voice via elected executive representatives.

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Mississippi Politics: The Struggle for Power, 1976-2008, by Jere Nash

By Jere Nash

Originally released in 2006, Mississippi Politics fast grew to become the definitive paintings at the state's fresh political historical past, campaigns, legislative battles, and litigation, in addition to how Mississippi formed and was once formed via nationwide and local trends.

A crucial subject matter of the 2006 version used to be the state's slow transition from a Democratic surety to a Republican stronghold. For this up to date variation, authors Jere Nash and Andy Taggart study the aftermath of the 2007 gubernatorial and 2008 presidential elections--and all of the fireworks in between.

This new version provides a bankruptcy overlaying the final years and comprises analyses of the 2007 and 2008 statewide, legislative, and federal elections; the resignations of Senator Trent Lott and Congressman Chip Pickering; the indictments of Richard Scruggs and different renowned attorneys; President Barack Obama's impression at the state's 2008 balloting dynamics; and the election of condominium Speaker Billy McCoy.

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Rebuilding the Left by Marta Harnecker

By Marta Harnecker

After an summary of the Left in Latin the US, from the Cuban Revolution to the current day, the writer analyzes the contemplating a number of political actors at the advancements now occurring: the swift improvement of expertise and its results at the global of labor and communications; neoliberal globalization with the industrial and institutional restructuring that it consists of; and all of the outcomes, together with environmental, that it implies for humanity. Recognising the profound theoretical and situational challenge of the Left, Harnecker stresses the need of constructing an alternative choice to the current kinds of globalization.

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Can Liberal Pluralism Be Exported?: Western Political Theory by Will Kymlicka

By Will Kymlicka

Many post-communist international locations in Central/Eastern Europe and the previous Soviet Union are being inspired, certainly careworn, by means of Western nations to enhance their remedy of ethnic and nationwide minorities and to undertake Western versions of minority rights. yet what are those Western versions? Will they paintings in jap Europe? the following, Will Kymlicka describes a version of Western "liberal pluralism," discussing what will be eager about adopting it within the East. this is often by means of commentaries from activists occupied with minority rights' matters, either as practitioners and as teachers, and Kymlicka's replies to their analyses. bound to curiosity somebody eager about ethnic clash, this quantity will spark dialogue between all these suffering over the query of no matter if Western liberal values can or will be promoted within the remainder of the area.

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