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Democratic dilemmas : why democracies ban political parties, Angela K. Bourne

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Democratic dilemmas : why democracies ban political parties
Title
Democratic dilemmas
Title remainder
why democracies ban political parties
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Angela K. Bourne
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Language
eng
Summary
This book examines how democratic communities resolve dilemmas posed by anti-system parties or, more specifically, the question of why democracies take the grave decision to ban political parties. On the one hand, party bans may ‘protect’ democracies, usually from groups deemed to undermine the democratic system or its core values, territorial integrity or state security. At the same time, banning parties challenges foundational democratic commitments to political pluralism, tolerance and rights to free speech and association. The book probes the deliberative processes, discursive strategies and power politics employed when democratic communities negotiate this dilemma. It examines discourses of securitization and desecuritization, preferences of veto-players, anti-system party orientations to violence, electoral systems and the cordon sanitaire as alternatives to party bans, and incentives for mainstream parties to cooperate, rather than ban, parties to achieve office and policy goals. It does so with reference to case studies of party bans, legalizations and failed ban cases in Spain (Herri Batasuna and successors), the United Kingdom (Sinn Féin and Republican Clubs) and Germany (Socialist Reich Party and National Democratic Party of Germany).--
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Bourne, Angela K
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in extremism and democracy
Series volume
39
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  • Political parties
  • Representative government and representation
  • Democracy
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Democratic dilemmas : why democracies ban political parties, Angela K. Bourne
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-263) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Theory and research design : from "militant democracy" to security discourse, institutions, and democratic competition -- Ban regimes and banned parties in Spain, the United Kingdom, and Germany -- Herri Batasuna and its successors : from "Terrorist Threat" to Carrier of a "Copernican Shift" from violence -- Sinn Féin and Republican clubs : from terrorist pariah to Republicanism's pathway out of violence -- The Socialist Reich Party and National Democratic Party of Germany : from "militant democracy" to declining anti-system party threats -- Electoral systems as an alternative to party bans -- Party bans and government formation
Control code
on1038038838
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 265 pages
Isbn
9781138898011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038038838
Label
Democratic dilemmas : why democracies ban political parties, Angela K. Bourne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theory and research design : from "militant democracy" to security discourse, institutions, and democratic competition -- Ban regimes and banned parties in Spain, the United Kingdom, and Germany -- Herri Batasuna and its successors : from "Terrorist Threat" to Carrier of a "Copernican Shift" from violence -- Sinn Féin and Republican clubs : from terrorist pariah to Republicanism's pathway out of violence -- The Socialist Reich Party and National Democratic Party of Germany : from "militant democracy" to declining anti-system party threats -- Electoral systems as an alternative to party bans -- Party bans and government formation
Control code
on1038038838
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 265 pages
Isbn
9781138898011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038038838

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