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Party & society : reconstructing a sociology of democratic party politics, Cedric de Leon

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Party & society : reconstructing a sociology of democratic party politics
Title
Party & society
Title remainder
reconstructing a sociology of democratic party politics
Statement of responsibility
Cedric de Leon
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Political parties are central to democratic life, yet there is no standard definition to describe them or the role they occupy. "Voter-centered" theoretical approaches suggest that parties are the mere recipients of voter interests and loyalties. "Party-centered" approaches, by contrast, envision parties that polarize, democratize, or dominate society. In addition to offering isolated and competing notions of democratic politics, such approaches are also silent on the role of the state and are unable to account for organizations like Hamas, Hezbollah, and the African National Congress, which exhibit characteristics of parties, states, and social movements simultaneously. In this timely book, Cedric de Leon examines the ways in which social scientists and other observers have imagined the relationship between parties and society. He introduces and critiques the full range of approaches, using enlivening comparative examples from across the globe. Cutting through a vast body of research, de Leon offers a succinct and lively analysis that outlines the key thinking in the field, placing it in historical and contemporary context. The resulting book will appeal to students of sociology, political science, social psychology, and related fields --
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Leon, Cedric de
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Political sociology series
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  • Political parties
  • Democracy
Label
Party & society : reconstructing a sociology of democratic party politics, Cedric de Leon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction 1 Part I: Voter-Centered Approaches 1. The Social Voter 19 2. The Partisan Voter 32 3. The Issue Voter 57 Part II: Party-Centered Approaches 4. The Oligarchical Party 75 5. The Functional Party 103 6. The Exclusive Party 124 7. Party, State, and Society 157 Notes 167 References 172 Index 184
Control code
FIEb17457087
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780745653693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP)yb6998987
  • (OCoLC)856053908
Label
Party & society : reconstructing a sociology of democratic party politics, Cedric de Leon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction 1 Part I: Voter-Centered Approaches 1. The Social Voter 19 2. The Partisan Voter 32 3. The Issue Voter 57 Part II: Party-Centered Approaches 4. The Oligarchical Party 75 5. The Functional Party 103 6. The Exclusive Party 124 7. Party, State, and Society 157 Notes 167 References 172 Index 184
Control code
FIEb17457087
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780745653693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP)yb6998987
  • (OCoLC)856053908

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