Download the radical left party family in western europe 1989 2015 in pdf or read the radical left party family in western europe 1989 2015 in pdf online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the radical left party family in western europe 1989 2015 in pdf book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.



The Radical Left Party Family In Western Europe 1989 2015

Author: Paolo Chiocchetti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317221850
Size: 62.87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 3625
Download and Read
This book provides an innovative analysis and interpretation of the overall trajectory of the Western European radical left from 1989 to 2015. After the collapse of really existing communism, this party family renewed itself and embarked on a recovery path, seeking to fill the vacuum of representation of disaffected working-class and welfarist constituencies created by the progressive neoliberalisation of European societies. The radical left thus emerged as a significant factor of contemporary political life but, despite some electoral gains and a few recent breakthroughs (SYRIZA in Greece, PODEMOS in Spain), it altogether failed to embody a credible alternative to neoliberalism and to pave the way for a turn to a different developmental model. This book investigates why this was the case, combining aggregate (17 countries), case study (Germany, Italy, and France), and comparative methods. It accurately charts the evolution of the nature, strength, cohesion, and influence of the Western European radical left, offering new insights in explaining its behaviour, success, and limits. It is essential reading for scholars, students, and activists interested in the radical left and in contemporary European politics.

Crisis Austerity And Transformation

Author: Isabel David
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 149854388X
Size: 80.75 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 1455
Download and Read
This edited volume offers a global account of the impact of the 2008 crisis on Portuguese economy and society. This impact is as much about devastation of the economic and social fabric as it is about the transformations and reconfigurations produced by austerity measures, making Portugal a laboratory of innovative practices.

Populist Parties In Europe

Author: Stijn van Kessel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137414111
Size: 69.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 2649
Download and Read
Populism is a concept that is currently in vogue among political commentators and, more often than not, used pejoratively. The phenomenon of populism is typically seen as something adverse and, in the European context routinely related to xenophobic politics. What populism exactly is and who its main representatives are, however, often remains unclear. This text has two main aims: to identify populist parties in 21st century Europe and to explain their electoral performance. It argues that populist parties should not be dismissed as dangerous pariahs out of hand but rather that their rise tells us something about the state of representative democracy. The study has a broad scope, including populist parties of various ideological kinds – thus moving beyond examples of the ‘right’ – and covering long-established Western European countries as well as post-communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe. It presents the results of an innovative mixed-methods research project, combining a fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) of populist parties in 31 European countries with three in-depth case studies of the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom.

Handbook Of Party Politics

Author: Richard S Katz
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446206815
Size: 53.16 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 4293
Download and Read
'This thoughtful and wide-ranging review of parties and party research contains contributions from many of the foremost party scholars and is a must for all library shelves' - Richard Luther, Keele University 'The study of political parties has never been livelier and this genuinely international Handbook – theoretically rich, comparatively informed, and focused on important questions – defines the field. This volume is both an indispensable summary of what we know and the starting point for future research' - R K Carty, University of British Columbia 'Political parties are ubiquitous, but their forms and functions vary greatly from regime to regime, from continent to continent, and from era to era. The Handbook of Party Politics captures this variation and richness in impressive ways. The editors have assembled an excellent team, and the scope of the volume is vast and intriguing' - Kaare Strom, University of California, San Diego Political parties are indispensable to democracy and a central subject of research and study in political science around the world. This major new handbook is the first to comprehensively map the state-of-the-art in contemporary party politics scholarship. The Handbook is designed to: - provide an invaluable survey of the major theories and approaches in this dynamic area of study and research - give students and researchers a concise 'road map' to the core literatures in all the sub-fields of party related theorizing and research - identify the theories, approaches and topics that define the current 'cutting edge' of the field. The Handbook is comparative in overall approach but also addresses some topics to be addressed in nationally or regionally specific ways. The resulting collaboration has brought together the world's leading party theorists to provide an unrivalled resource on the role of parties in the pressing contemporary problems of institutional design and democratic governance today.

Historical Memory Of Central And East European Communism

Author: Agnieszka Mrozik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351009265
Size: 63.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1571
Download and Read
Every political movement creates its own historical memory. The communist movement, though originally oriented towards the future, was no exception: The theory of human history constitutes a substantial part of Karl Marx’s and Friedrich Engels’s writings, and the movement inspired by them very soon developed its own strong historical identity, combining the Marxist theory of history with the movement’s victorious milestones such as the October Revolution and later the Great Patriotic War, which served as communist legitimization myths throughout almost the entire twentieth century. During the Stalinist period, however, the movement ́s history became strongly reinterpreted to suit Joseph Stalin’s political goals. After 1956, this reinterpretation lost most of its legitimating power and instead began to be a burden. The (unwanted) memory of Stalinism and subsequent examples of violence (the Gulag, Katy?, the 1956 Budapest uprising and the 1968 Prague Spring) contributed to the crisis of Eastern European state socialism in the late 1980s and led to attempts at reformulating or even rejecting communist self-identity. This book’s first section analyzes the post-1989 memory of communism and state socialism and the self-identity of the Eastern and Western European left. The second section examines the state-socialist and post-socialist memorial landscapes in the former German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia. The final section concentrates on the narratives the movement established, when in power, about its own past, with the examples of the Soviet Union, Poland, Romania and Czechoslovakia.

Germany After The 2013 Elections

Author: Dr Gabriele D'Ottavio
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472444396
Size: 26.87 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 3359
Download and Read
Germany After the 2013 Elections provides a comprehensive analysis of the German elections of 2013, and their wider consequences for both German and European politics. International specialists on German and EU politics provide expert analysis on the election result and its consequences. Germany’s European policy and the potential consequences of the election for European and international politics are also explored along with Germany’s long term approach to European integration, its role in the management of the Euro crisis and its changing relations with its main partners in the EU. The final part of the volume is devoted to some of the key challenges faced and changing modes of governance in times of crisis.

The Sage Handbook Of Political Sociology 2v

Author: William Outhwaite
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526416484
Size: 13.38 MB
Format: PDF
View: 5396
Download and Read
The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology offers a comprehensive and contemporary look at this evolving field of study. The focus is on political life itself and the chapters, written by a highly-respected and international team of authors, cover the core themes which need to be understood in order to study political life from a sociological perspective, or simply to understand the political world. The two volumes are structured around five key areas: PART 1: TRADITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES PART 2: CORE CONCEPTS PART 03: POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES AND MOVEMENTS PART 04: TOPICS PART 05: WORLD REGIONS This future-oriented and cross-disciplinary handbook is a landmark text for students and scholars interested in the social investigation of politics.

Extreme Right Parties In Western Europe

Author: Piero Ignazi
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198293259
Size: 17.83 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 5457
Download and Read
This text explores the extreme right in order to assess its ideological meaning and political expression. Beginning with a discussion of the usefulness of the left-right distinction, it deals with the varied significance of the term 'right' and analyses the right's post-war evolution across Europe.

Ruling The Void

Author: Peter Mair
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781682348
Size: 66.89 MB
Format: PDF
View: 608
Download and Read
In the long-established democracies of Western Europe, electoral turnouts are in decline, membership is shrinking in the major parties, and those who remain loyal partisans are sapped of enthusiasm. Peter Mair’s new book weighs the impact of these changes, which together show that, after a century of democratic aspiration, electorates are deserting the political arena. Mair examines the alarming parallel development that has seen Europe’s political elites remodel themselves as a homogeneous professional class, withdrawing into state institutions that offer relative stability in a world of fickle voters. Meanwhile, non-democratic agencies and practices proliferate and gain credibility—not least among them the European Union itself, an organization contributing to the depoliticization of the member states and one whose notorious ‘democratic deficit’ reflects the deliberate intentions of its founders. Ruling the Void offers an authoritative and chilling assessment of the prospects for popular political representation today, not only in the varied democracies of Europe but throughout the developed world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rebalancing Society

Author: Henry Mintzberg
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626563195
Size: 63.52 MB
Format: PDF
View: 5564
Download and Read
Enough of the imbalance that is causing the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves. Enough of the pendulum politics of left and right and paralysis in the political center. We require an unprecedented form of radical renewal. In this book Henry Mintzberg offers a new understanding of the root of our current crisis and a strategy for restoring the balance so vital to the survival of our progeny and our planet. With the collapse of the communist regimes of Eastern Europe, Western pundits declared that capitalism had triumphed. They were wrong—balance triumphed. A healthy society balances a public sector of respected governments, a private sector of responsible businesses, and a plural sector of robust communities. Communism collapsed under the weight of its overbearing public sector. Now the “liberal democracies” are threatened—socially, politically, even economically—by the unchecked excesses of the private sector. Radical renewal will have to begin in the plural sector, which alone has the inclination and the independence to challenge unacceptable practices and develop better ones. Too many governments have been co-opted by the private sector. And corporate social responsibility can't compensate for the corporate social irresponsibility we see around us “They” won't do it. We shall have to do it, each of us and all of us, not as passive “human resources,” but as resourceful human beings. Tom Paine wrote in 1776, “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” He was right then. Can we be right again now? Can we afford not to be?