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Party System Change, the European Crisis and the State of Democracy

by Marco (Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal) Lisi

Party System Change, the European Crisis and the State of Democracy Synopsis

Party systems are crucial elements for the functioning of political systems and representative democracies. With several European countries experiencing significant changes recently, it is necessary to update our knowledge. This volume analyses party system changes in Europe in the 21st century by considering several dimensions such as interparty competition, the cleavage structure, electoral volatility and the emergence of new actors. The book describes the principal continuities and changes in party systems in Europe; analyzes the main explanations for these trends; and assesses the impact of the crisis on the patterns observed. By considering a wide range of Western and Eastern European countries, and focusing on the 'parameters' of party system change, this book seeks to fill an important gap in the literature through a comparative analysis of the evolution of party systems in Europe over the last decades. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of political parties, party systems and politics, electoral behavior as well as more broadly to European politics, comparative politics. political representation and the quality of democracies.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780367587970
Publication date: 30th June 2020
Author: Marco (Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal) Lisi
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 338 pages
Categories: Political parties, Elections & referenda,

About Marco (Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal) Lisi

Marco Lisi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal.

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