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  • The Nature of the Italian Party Systemby Geoffrey Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 170.00

    This study, first published in 1981, focuses on a single region of Italy ? Tuscany, and examines the internal and external relationships of the parties, their evolution and their roles in the years 1975-1980. Looking in depth and detail at the activity of the parties in Tuscany, the book identifies and examines different factors of change and continuity... more...

  • The New Mediterranean Democraciesby Geoffrey Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    This volume, first published in 1984, discusses the viability of applying the ?Mediterranean model? to three countries that were transitioning to democracy, ? Spain, Greece and Portugal ? combining both comparative and national case-study approaches. In particular, Spain, Greece and Portugal offer comparable examples of the problems of establishing... more...

  • Securing Democracyby Geoffrey Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    When this book first published in 1990, several ?new? democracies were emerging in Southern Europe. Italy, Portugal, Spain and Greece were generally seen as conforming to the western European model of liberal democracy. But the process of democratization is a gradual one, and each national democracy is moulded by its own political, social, and economic... more...

  • Transnational Party Co-operation and European Integrationby Geoffrey Pridham; Pippa Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 170.00

    In this book, first published in 1981, the authors trace and analyse the growth of transnational party co-operation and the factors important to it during the years before and immediately following direct elections. They recognise three major dimensions of transnational co-operation: the Euro-parliamentary groups; the new European party federations;... more...

  • Christian Democracy in Western Germany (RLE: German Politics)by Geoffrey Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.00

    This important study analyses the developoment of the CDU/CSU as a political force in West Germany from the Second World War to the late 1970s, with special reference to its role both in Government (1949-69) and Opposition (1969-76) and considers how it was instrumental in the formulation of governmental policies. The first part of the book looks... more...

  • Designing Democracyby Geoffrey Pridham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 145.00

    Designing Democracy is the first systematic and in-depth study of the effects of the EU's democratic conditionality, originally set out in the Copenhagen conditions of 1993, on the new political systems of Central and Eastern Europe. Using new material drawn from extensive elite interviews in several of these countries as well as in Brussels, the... more...

  • Political Parties and Coalitional Behaviour in Italyby Geoffrey Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 180.00

    Coalitional behaviour is central to the Italian system of government but has been largely neglected by research. As a result, coalitions in post-war Italy have been viewed as simply unstable, short-lived and incohesive. In this book, the author corrects this one-sidedness by analysing Italian coalition politics as a continuous and dynamic process.... more...

  • Democratization in Eastern Europeby Geoffrey Pridham; Tatu Vanhanen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    This book is an attempt to tackle the problem of democratization in East-Central Europe from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Its contributors look at the process of change within a comparative framework, discussing the emergence of multi-party and new electoral systems, comparing democratic transition in other parts of the world with that of... more...

  • Experimenting With Democracyby Tom Gallagher; Geoffrey Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    The chronic instability in the Balkan States of South East Europe has prevented the end of the Cold War becoming an era of genuine peace in Europe. Against a background of competing nationalisms, economic decline, the resilience of authoritarianism, it is easy to forget that there have been experiments with democracy have taken place since 1990 with... more...

  • Stabilising Fragile Democraciesby Paul Lewis; Geoffrey Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    Political parties play a central, if not the central, political role in parliamentary democracies. They are also likely to play a key role in the establishment of new parliamentary democracies. This volume provides a systematic comparison of the democratic transitions in both Eastern and Southern Europe from this point of view. There are four main... more...

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