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Party Politics in America

Party Politics in America

Author: Marjorie Randon Hershey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2021

Considered the gold standard of political parties texts, this new, eighteenth edition of Party Politics in America moves its comprehensive and authoritative coverage into the age of deepened partisan conflict, expanded presidential power, and global health threats. Marjorie Randon Hershey builds on the book's three-pronged coverage of party organization, party in the electorate, and party in government and integrates important developments in racial politics, social media use, and battles over access to the vote. The book uses contemporary examples to bring to life the fascinating story of how parties shape our political system. New to the eighteenth edition: * Fully updated through the 2020 election, including changes in virtually all of the boxed materials, the chapters, and the data presented. * Examines the impact of the Trump presidency on the Republican Party's supporting coalition and issue positions, changes in party and ideological polarization, and the return to the world of campaign finance of interested money from big (and often anonymous) donors. * Explores political attitudes and voter turnout among college-age and other young voters in light of dramatic changes in American politics and the economy. * Expanded online Instructor's Resources, including author-written test banks, essay questions, relevant websites with correlated sample assignments, the book's appendix, and links to a collection of course syllabi.

Party Politics in America

Party Politics in America

Author: Marjorie Randon Hershey Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/01/2021

Considered the gold standard of political parties texts, this new, eighteenth edition of Party Politics in America moves its comprehensive and authoritative coverage into the age of deepened partisan conflict, expanded presidential power, and global health threats. Marjorie Randon Hershey builds on the book's three-pronged coverage of party organization, party in the electorate, and party in government and integrates important developments in racial politics, social media use, and battles over access to the vote. The book uses contemporary examples to bring to life the fascinating story of how parties shape our political system. New to the eighteenth edition: * Fully updated through the 2020 election, including changes in virtually all of the boxed materials, the chapters, and the data presented. * Examines the impact of the Trump presidency on the Republican Party's supporting coalition and issue positions, changes in party and ideological polarization, and the return to the world of campaign finance of interested money from big (and often anonymous) donors. * Explores political attitudes and voter turnout among college-age and other young voters in light of dramatic changes in American politics and the economy. * Expanded online Instructor's Resources, including author-written test banks, essay questions, relevant websites with correlated sample assignments, the book's appendix, and links to a collection of course syllabi.

United Front

United Front

Author: Paul Schuler Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2021

Conventional wisdom emerging from China and other autocracies claims that single-party legislatures and elections are mutually beneficial for citizens and autocrats. This line of thought reasons that these institutions can serve multiple functions, like constraining political leaders or providing information about citizens. In United Front, Paul Schuler challenges these views through his examination of the past and present functioning of the Vietnam National Assembly (VNA), arguing that the legislature's primary role is to signal strength to the public. When active, the critical behavior from delegates in the legislature represents cross fire within the regime rather than genuine citizen feedback. In making these arguments, Schuler counters a growing scholarly trend to see democratic institutions within single-party settings like China and Vietnam as useful for citizens or regime performance. His argument also suggests that there are limits to generating genuinely consultative authoritarianism through quasi-democratic institutions. Applying a diverse range of cutting-edge social science methods on a wealth of original data such as legislative speeches, election returns, and surveys, Schuler shows that even in a seemingly vociferous legislature like the VNA, the ultimate purpose of the institution is not to reflect the views of citizens, but rather to signal the regime's preferences while taking down rivals.

United Front

United Front

Author: Paul Schuler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2021

Conventional wisdom emerging from China and other autocracies claims that single-party legislatures and elections are mutually beneficial for citizens and autocrats. This line of thought reasons that these institutions can serve multiple functions, like constraining political leaders or providing information about citizens. In United Front, Paul Schuler challenges these views through his examination of the past and present functioning of the Vietnam National Assembly (VNA), arguing that the legislature's primary role is to signal strength to the public. When active, the critical behavior from delegates in the legislature represents cross fire within the regime rather than genuine citizen feedback. In making these arguments, Schuler counters a growing scholarly trend to see democratic institutions within single-party settings like China and Vietnam as useful for citizens or regime performance. His argument also suggests that there are limits to generating genuinely consultative authoritarianism through quasi-democratic institutions. Applying a diverse range of cutting-edge social science methods on a wealth of original data such as legislative speeches, election returns, and surveys, Schuler shows that even in a seemingly vociferous legislature like the VNA, the ultimate purpose of the institution is not to reflect the views of citizens, but rather to signal the regime's preferences while taking down rivals.

Party Politics in Microstates

Party Politics in Microstates

Author: Fernando (University of Nottingham, UK) Casal Bertoa Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

We are likely to learn much more by exploring the systems of understudied nations rather than by replicating studies about cases we already know much about This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of political parties and party systems in each of the democratic European microstates, which tend to be relatively more democratic and stable than other party systems. Looking at party system development and institutionalization, the book examines what has caused the stability of microstates' party systems in the first place and to extract important lessons of how politics work in other low-scale political contexts, for instance, at the sub-national level. With chapters provided by leading experts in the field, the book contributes towards scaling down the level of analysis in comparative studies in social sciences that remain state-centred. It concludes with a discussion on the need to bring in microstates in the study of party politics in general. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of party systems and political parties, microstates, elections and democracy, European politics and more broadly to comparative politics.

The Pirate Parties across Europe

The Pirate Parties across Europe

The emergence and rise of the Pirate Parties across Europe remains an under-studied phenomenon, despite it being one of the rare new transnational movements that succeeded in establishing itself in several countries, with Pirate Parties registered in a total of 62 countries. This book offers a detailed analysis of the emergence and rise of Pirate politics across Europe, from 2005 to 2015. Based on a thorough content analysis of official Pirate Parties documents across Europe and interviews with key members of this movement, the book offers a balanced mix between theoretical and practical chapters. It shows how throughout the early 2010s, Pirate Parties have played key roles in transnational anti-austerity and anti-Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) movements. Most importantly, it demonstrates how Pirate Parties in Sweden, Germany and Iceland became influential on the national and European stages. This text will be of key interest to students and scholars of political parties and party politics, European politics, comparative politics and more broadly to the social sciences and law.

Green Parties and Political Change in Contemporary Europe

Green Parties and Political Change in Contemporary Europe

Author: Michael O'Neill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2020

Published in 1997, This book offers an up-to-date guide to the Green parties of Western Europe as the optimism of the 1980s confronts the 'Green fatigue' of the 1990s. The approach is both thematic and comparative. Green politics in Europe is located in its historical and cultural context. There is a comparative analysis of the principal ideological questions , policy issues and strategic dilemmas that have confronted the European Greens. There are national profiles of Green politics throughout the European Union. The conclusion addresses the critical issue of political change in post industrial societies. It discusses the contribution of Green parties to the 'New Politics' and assesses their likely impact on post-modern politics

The Republican Resistance

The Republican Resistance

Author: Karyn A. Amira, Jason S. Byers Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2020

Donald Trump has faced unprecedented opposition from members of his own party to his candidacy, election, and presidency. This opposition, known collectively as #NeverTrump Republicans, opposes Trump for a variety of reasons, but is united in its assessment that he is temperamentally unfit to be president. The contributors in The Republican Resistance: #NeverTrump Conservatives and the Future of the GOP detail the origins of this movement, with particular focus on the 2016 election cycle, and explore how #NeverTrump opponents have continued their resistance through the Trump presidency. The contributors argue that the Trump presidency and the #NeverTrump opposition represent a key feature of modern American politics in which both major American political parties must contend: the rise of a populist insurgency intent on overtaking the party from within. The Republican Resistance examines the implications of this populist revolt on the GOP and the challenges of embracing demographic and structural realities on the one hand while catering to a political base built to oppose those trends on the other.

People`s 'Warrior' - Words and Worlds of P.C. Joshi

People`s 'Warrior' - Words and Worlds of P.C. Joshi

Author: Gargi Chakravartty Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2020

Faced with many disappointments within the Communist Party to which he had dedicated his life and in the realm of politics beyond, P.C. Joshi turned to a deep and life-long engagement with the party's history. It was an engagement that led to the creation of a rich archive on the complex history of the Indian Left. On 1 December 1970, this collection was formally acquired by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Joshi himself was the Director of this archive for the first five years, ably assisted by K. Damodaran. In 1974, the archive was set up as an adjunct to the School of Social Sciences, JNU. The materials in the 'P.C. Joshi Archives on Contemporary History' consist primarily of documents and papers from the personal collection of P.C. Joshi. They include rare magazines and journals, publications of communist parties and various other Left groups from several parts of the globe; and books, pamphlets, photographs, and copies of important files and letters relating to the Communist Party of India. P.C. Joshi himself had long been writing on a wide range of issues, commenting on contemporary political developments, Party positions and strategies, historical events and processes, and on debates and concerns among workers and peasants, artists and writers, students and the youth. Many of these were published in the journals with which he was associated, though some important reflections remained unpublished. This volume contains a selection from Joshi's large body of writing, which will serve as an introduction to the man, his writings and his times. The articles are presented here in a chronological framework, starting with excerpts from Joshi's memorable deposition in the Meerut Conspiracy Case and continuing to his last writings before he fell critically ill. The first chapter, titled 'In His Own Words', is an autobiographical note that he wrote on 7 November 1970. In addition to a selection of Joshi's writings, the volume contains invited articles by scholars/writers which evaluate and contextualize Joshi and his times.

The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution

The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution

Author: Vali Reza Nasr Seyyed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2020

At a time when Islamic revival movements in many countries make headlines, it is vital to note that Islamic revivalism is not at all a new phenomenon, nor is it simple and monolithic as it is often portrayed. In this ground-breaking study, Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr examines the origins, historical development and political strategies of one of the oldest and most influential Islamic revival movements, the Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan. Founded in 1941, the Jama'at-i Islami, or Islamic Party, soon became the most prominent political party in Pakistan. As the first political movement to develop systematically an Islamic ideology and agenda for societal transformation, the party became active during the partition of India and it continues to be a potent force in Pakistan and throughout the Islamic world. The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution offers a perceptive analysis of the Jama'at-i Islami, focusing on the inherent tension between its central idealized vision of the nation as a holy community based in Islamic law, and its political agenda of socio-economic change for Pakistani society. Nasr identifies the significant issues in the politics of India's Muslim community that inspired the Jama'at-i Islami on the eve of Partition and goes beyond the exploration of a single party to examine the diverse socio-political roots of contemporary Islamic revivalism more generally.

Waiting for the Workers

Waiting for the Workers

Author: Dr Peter Thwaites Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Waiting for the workers is based on the extensive research and interviews conducted by Peter Thwaites over 40 years ago when he was writing his thesis. He was given special access to the Party's papers and introduced to former Party members. Dr Thwaites' book describes in detail how World War II affected the Party's activities and the subsequent impact of the war on the Party itself. In 1932 the Independent Labour Party split from the Labour Party but was badly damaged as a result and by 1938 it was considering rejoining. But the outbreak of the Second World War, which the ILP believed was solely a struggle between rival capitalist powers, made that impossible. As a result the ILP became the only political party with parliamentary representation that consistently opposed Great Britain's participation in the war; and it fought by-election and propaganda campaigns putting forward its revolutionary socialist proposals for ending the war and winning the peace. Post-war defections to the Labour Party, however, removed its parliamentary and local government representation and decimated its membership so that by 1950 it had become a spent force. This book examines this largely forgotten aspect of the history of the war years and details the ILP's political beliefs and policies, and describes both its opposition to the war and the internal disagreements over its relationship to the Labour Party which eventually tore it apart.

Transformation of the Republican Party, 1920-1940

Transformation of the Republican Party, 1920-1940

Author: Clyde Weed Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2020