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Political Parties & Movements

  • Grassroots Elections in Chinaby Kevin J. O'Brien; Suisheng Zhao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Twenty years after the launch of village elections, the time is ripe to assess the progress and impact of China?s most notable political reform. Where have elections been conducted well and where have they been conducted poorly? How have procedures changed over the years and have elections truly transformed how power is exercised in the countryside?... more...

  • The Eye of the Stormby Rob Wilson

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32

    MPs? expenses in 2009. Phone hacking in 2011. ‘Plebgate? in 2012. If a good speech or a ground-breaking new policy fails to get people talking, you can be sure a juicy scandal will do the trick. Our instantaneous news culture of social networks, blogs and Twitter feeds means politicians now, more than ever, can find themselves the focus of every journalist... more...

  • Populism and Crisis Politics in Greeceby Takis S. Pappas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Exploring the negative effects of populism, this study presents an original explanation of Greece's current political and economic failures. It argues that the sovereign debt crisis only exacerbated the malfunctioning of a democracy long ago contaminated by populist politics while also offering a more general insight into the impact of populism more...

  • When Parties Failby Kay Lawson; Peter H. Merkl

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 78.95

    Throughout history parties have faltered and new groups have emerged, but rarely has this process been so accelerated, so widespread, and so conducive to dramatic political change as in our present era. When Parties Fail explores alternative organizations in depth and comparatively. Among the organizations discussed are environmentalist groups, such... more...

  • Chen Duxiu, Founder of the Chinese Communist Partyby Lee Feigon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95

    This book is the first complete study of Chen Duxiu, the controversial founder and first secretary-general of the Chinese Communist party. Disputing many conventional views of the New Culture movement and the early history of the party, Lee Feigon examines the social and political context of Chen's ideas and actions, particularly his relationship... more...

  • Placing Parties in American Politicsby David R. Mayhew

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.50

    This work on the structure of American parties combines the breadth that has been characteristic of voter analyses and the richness found in case studies of local party organizations. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Chilean Christian Democracyby Michael Fleet

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95

    Michael Fleet presents a balanced picture of the Chilean Christian Democratic party, explaining the dramatic changes it has undergone during the twenty-five years since its emergence as a significant political force. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • The Conservative Nation (Routledge Revivals)by Andrew Gamble

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Since the 1880s, the Conservative Party has been an important political force in Britain. In this study of Conservative ideology since the end of Second World War, first published in 1974, Andrew Gamble considers the nature of Conservative party opinion, and the factors that have accounted for its success. The adaptation of the party post-1945 is... more...

  • Democracy and Social Peace in Divided Societiesby Matthijs Bogaards

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This unique comparative study examines minority representation and powersharing in Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Fiji, India, Malaysia, and Yugoslavia. Presenting a new concept of the 'consociational party', Bogaards explores how diversity differs within parties and why it matters for social peace and democracy. more...

  • Lobbying the New Presidentby Heath Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Presidential transitions offer the chance for new ideas, policies, and people to inhabit the White House. Transitions have triggered policy change for decades and eager interest groups have sought ways to capitalize on this often chaotic phase of US politics. President-Elect Barack Obama declared that lobbyists would be forbidden from serving his... more...