Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft

Parties, Governments and Elites

The Comparative Study of Democracy

Editors: Harfst, Philipp, Kubbe, Ina, Poguntke, Thomas (Eds.)

  • State-of-the-Art constitutional politics
  • International contributors
  • In honour of the 65th birthday of Ferdinand Müller-Rommel
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Parties, governments and elites are at the core of the study of democracy. The traditional view is that parties as collective actors play a paramount role in the democratic process. However, this classical perspective has been challenged by political actors, observers of modern democracy as well as political scientists. Modern political parties assume different roles, contemporary leaders can more heavily influence politics, governments face new constraints and new collective bodies continue to form, propose new ways of participation and policy making, and attract citizens and activists. In the light of these observations, the comparative study of democracy faces a number of important and still largely unsolved questions that the present volume will address.

About the authors

Dr. Philipp Harfst is Senior Scientist at the University of Salzburg, Austria.

Dr. Ina Kubbe is Post-Doctoral Fellow at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Dr. Thomas Poguntke is Professor of Comparative Politics and Director of the Düsseldorf Party Research Institute (PRuF) at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Harfst, Philipp (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Kosmopolitismus versus Kommunitarismus: Ein neuer Konflikt in der Demokratie

    Merkel, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang

    Pages 9-23

  • Responsible Responsiveness of Parties in and out of Government

    Keman, Prof. Dr. Hans

    Pages 25-52

  • Ideological Congruence: Choice, Visibility and Clarity

    Klingemann, Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter (et al.)

    Pages 53-72

  • New Parties and the Crisis of Representation: Between Indicator and Solution

    Deschouwer, Prof. Dr. Kris

    Pages 73-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parties, Governments and Elites
Book Subtitle
The Comparative Study of Democracy
Editors
  • Philipp Harfst
  • Ina Kubbe
  • Thomas Poguntke
Series Title
Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft
Copyright
2017
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-17446-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-17446-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-17445-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 322
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations
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