Advanced Introduction to Party Systems

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Advanced Introduction to Party Systems

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Paul Webb’s <i>Advanced Introduction to Party Systems</i> expertly draws upon major theories and concepts, existing literature, and cutting-edge empirical evidence to present an authoritative contribution to the field of party systems. Webb rigorously explores the different types of party systems that exist, the role of socio-political cleavages and electoral systems in shaping them, their evolution over time, and their significance for government and the wider functioning of democracy.<P><br/><br/>Key Features:<P><ul><br/><li>Discusses the ways in which social and institutional factors shape party systems</li><br/><li>Provides a rich conspectus of the different party systems which exist across the democratic world today</li><br/><li>Examines the connections between party organisation and party systems using diverse real-world examples</li><br/><li>Explores the impact of multi-partyism and ideological polarisation on governmental stability and the role these issues play in shaping government performance and political legitimacy</li></ul><P><br/><br/>Both stimulating and incisive, the <i>Advanced Introduction to Party Systems</i> will be an indispensable read for academics and students in politics and public policy, political geography and geopolitics, international relations, and leadership studies. It will also be a fundamental resource for policy makers and practitioners wanting to better understand party systems today.<P>
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