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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 145.00
Social pacts ? policy agreements between governments, labor unions and sometimes employer organizations ? began to emerge in many countries in the 1980s. The most common explanations for social pacts tend to focus on economic factors, influenced by industrial relations institutions such as highly coordinated collective bargaining. This book presents,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 140.00
Understanding the formation of governments has always been central to political science. Traditionally this topic has been considered from a rational choice theory perspective and the empirical testing of these theories; however neither approach alone is able to explain a large proportion of actual coalition formations. This comparative volume... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
It has been argued that political parties are weakening. In Southern Europe, however, political parties have shown remarkable pragmatism. Not only have they played a crucial role in the installation and consolidation of democracy, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s, but they have also adapted to the aftermaths of severe political crises during the 1990s.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
Presenting a detailed explanation of party politics in the European Union, this new book uses the Party of European Socialists (PES) as a key case study, and tests the relevance of existing theoretical work on the meaning, significance, and prospects for realising other ?Europarties?. This analysis operates from the assumption that the PES?s... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95
The dialogue conducted via the press, television, advertising and the opinion polls beween politicians and the people in the 1997 campaign and its run-up is analyzed here. Special attention is paid to the innovations and changes that marked the 1997 campaign. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00
This work examines political communications in British general elections. Like its predecessors it has a dual purpose: first, to make available the reflections of those who participated in it; and, second, to provide analysis of the media, the parties and public opinion polls in the campaign. more...
A Short History of Electoral Systems in Western Europe (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 22)Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
This book provides a concise and accessible account of the historical experience of European parliaments ? why different electoral systems were adopted, how they have functioned, how they have affected the development of political parties, and in what respects they have been found over time to be either suitable or unsatisfactory. The book begins... more...
Political Representation and Elections in Britain (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 12)Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Originally published in 1972, this edition includes expanded sections on class and voting and elites and participation in modern democracy. Many popular misconceptions - about the militancy of party activists, the relations between MPs and constituents, the role of TV and the fairness of the electoral system - are critically examined. Equally important... more...