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Politics at the Centre: The Selection and Removal of Party Leaders in the Anglo Parliamentary Democracies

William P. Cross and André Blais

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199596720
eISBN:
9780191740688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596720.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book is a comparative study of the rules, norms, and behaviour surrounding political party leadership. The primary analysis includes twenty‐five parties in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New ... More


A Deliberative Model of Intra-Party Democracy

Fabio Wolkenstein

in Rethinking Party Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198849940
eISBN:
9780191884344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849940.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter aims to answer the question of how exactly internally democratic parties should look, developing a ‘deliberative model of intra-party democracy’. The main justification of such a model ... More


Intra-Party Democracy and Party Finance

Susan Scarrow E.

in The Challenges of Intra-Party Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661879
eISBN:
9780191748349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661879.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the financial implications of intra-party democracy, showing the wide variation in the costs of internal elections and campaigns, and asking who bears these costs. It also ... More


Varieties of Intra-Party Democracy: Conceptualization and Index Construction

Benjamin von dem Berge and Thomas Poguntke

in Organizing Political Parties: Representation, Participation, and Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198758631
eISBN:
9780191818554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758631.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces a new, two-dimensional way of measuring intra-party democracy (IPD). It is argued that assembly-based IPD and plebiscitary IPD are two theoretically different modes of ... More


The Challenges of Intra-Party Democracy

William P. Cross and Richard S. Katz (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661879
eISBN:
9780191748349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661879.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This volume provides a comprehensive examination of both the concept and the practice of intra-party democracy. Acknowledging that IPD is now widely viewed, among both democratic practitioners and ... More


Retirements, Resignations, and Removals

William Cross and André Blais

in Politics at the Centre: The Selection and Removal of Party Leaders in the Anglo Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199596720
eISBN:
9780191740688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596720.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the circumstances surrounding the end of leadership tenures. Consideration is given to how long leaders last in the job, and how this varies among countries and over time. ... More


Making Membership Meaningful: Political Benefits

Susan E. Scarrow

in Beyond Party Members: Changing Approaches to Partisan Mobilization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199661862
eISBN:
9780191748332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661862.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How are political parties using political membership incentives to bolster the perceived value of partisan participation? This chapter uses evidence from party websites and from intra-party ballots ... More


How Should we Choose Party Leaders?

William Cross and André Blais

in Politics at the Centre: The Selection and Removal of Party Leaders in the Anglo Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199596720
eISBN:
9780191740688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596720.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers how party leaders should be chosen in parliamentary democracies and how they should be held to account. Party leaders are too important, both within the party and generally ... More


Patterns of Intra-Party Democracy across the World

Niklas Bolin, Nicholas Aylott, Benjamin von dem Berge, and Thomas Poguntke

in Organizing Political Parties: Representation, Participation, and Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198758631
eISBN:
9780191818554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758631.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Despite the widespread recognition of the relevance of intra-party democracy (IPD), there has been a lamentable scarcity of empirical data suitable for large-N cross-sectional comparative analysis. ... More


Policy Development and Intra-Party Democracy

Anika Gauja

in The Challenges of Intra-Party Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661879
eISBN:
9780191748349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661879.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the concept of intra-party democracy, its aspirations and actual practices, in the context of policy development. Using a range of examples from contemporary party systems, the ... More


Leadership Selection in Non-Westminster Democracies 1

William Cross and André Blais

in Politics at the Centre: The Selection and Removal of Party Leaders in the Anglo Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199596720
eISBN:
9780191740688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596720.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers whether the findings thus far have applicability outside the Westminster cases. Specifically, this chapter reviews the available evidence on who selects party leaders in two ... More


The Challenges of Intra-Party Democracy

William P. Cross and Richard S. Katz

in The Challenges of Intra-Party Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661879
eISBN:
9780191748349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661879.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter deconstructs both the idea and practice of intra-party democracy. While IPD is often viewed as an inherently positive concept, we suggest that there are many forms of IPD with each ... More


Parties, Leadership Selection, and Intra-Party Democracy

William Cross and Jean-Benoit Pilet

in The Politics of Party Leadership: A Cross-National Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198748984
eISBN:
9780191811623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748984.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter draws together the findings presented in the earlier chapters in order to make a comprehensive statement of what this volume adds to our understanding of party leadership ... More


Explaining Change in Leadership Selectorates 1

William Cross and André Blais

in Politics at the Centre: The Selection and Removal of Party Leaders in the Anglo Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199596720
eISBN:
9780191740688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596720.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter establishes considerable movement in the expansion of the leadership selectorate in recent decades. At the starting point of this study (1965), the large majority of parties restricted ... More


Centre-left parties and the European Union: what next?

Isabelle Hertner

in Centre-left parties and the European Union: Power, accountability and democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526120335
eISBN:
9781526136152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120335.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter first summarises the key findings of this book. It states that European integration - as an external constraint - cannot be made solely responsible for the erosion of ... More


Conclusion

Fabio Wolkenstein

in Rethinking Party Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198849940
eISBN:
9780191884344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849940.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter concludes the book. It summarizes the arguments advanced in the book and reflects on three challenges facing the book’s argument: that parties are ultimately unreformable; that the ... More


Centre-left parties and the European Union

Isabelle Hertner

in Centre-left parties and the European Union: Power, accountability and democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526120335
eISBN:
9781526136152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120335.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter outlines the challenges that centre-left parties face in the European Union, explaining that the EU limits their room for manoeuvre. It then explains how the analysis fits ... More


The Politics of Party Leadership: A Cross-National Perspective

William Cross and Jean-Benoit Pilet (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198748984
eISBN:
9780191811623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748984.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book provides a thematically organized examination of political party leadership selection. There is widespread agreement that political party leaders are increasingly important in election ... More


Should We Believe that Improved Intra-Party Democracy Would Arrest Party Decline?

Richard S. Katz

in The Challenges of Intra-Party Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661879
eISBN:
9780191748349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661879.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Discussion of intraparty democracy often starts from the presumption that citizens want to be influential within political parties, so that declining party membership and participation must indicate ... More


Centre-left parties and the European Union: Power, accountability and democracy

Isabelle Hertner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526120335
eISBN:
9781526136152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120335.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Does European integration contribute to, or even accelerate, the erosion of intra-party democracy? This book is about improving our understanding of political parties as democratic organisations in ... More


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