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The Problem of Party System Change

Peter Mair

in Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295495
eISBN:
9780191599804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295499.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the second of three chapters on persistence and change in political parties. Its theme is the problem of party system change in western Europe, and its purpose, rather than to propose some ... More


Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations

Peter Mair

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295495
eISBN:
9780191599804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295499.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book looks at how the evidence of change and stability in modern political parties and party systems is interpreted. The emphasis is on western European political parties. The primary focus of ... More


Beyond the Catch‐All Party: Approaches to the Study of Parties and Party Organization in Contemporary Democracies

Steven B. Wolinetz

in Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246748
eISBN:
9780191599385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246742.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

There are good reasons for re‐examining existing classifications of parties and seeing if others can be developed. However, reworking categories is a complex process, requiring further research and ... More


Party Systems and Structures of Competition

Peter Mair

in Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295495
eISBN:
9780191599804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295499.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the third of three chapters on political party systems and structures of competition, and presents an overall review. In the first section, Approaches to the Classification of Party Systems: ... More


The Comparative Analysis of Party Funding Regimes

Michael Koß

in The Politics of Party Funding: State Funding to Political Parties and Party Competition in Western Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572755
eISBN:
9780191595103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572755.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter defines important concepts such as ‘party funding regime’ and ‘private’, ‘public’, and ‘illegal’ sources of income of political parties. The differentiation of significant/insignificant ... More


Transformation and Transfer

MARK R. FREEDLAND FBA

in The Personal Employment Contract

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298631
eISBN:
9780191719400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298631.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter discusses the category of transformation. The first section considers the topic of transformation and its relation to those of formation and termination, in terms of an underlying notion ... More


Introduction

Tim Bale

in The Conservatives since 1945: The Drivers of Party Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199234370
eISBN:
9780191746093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234370.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter outlines what political scientists think they know about how and why parties change. It suggests that they key changes to consider are changes in the party’s public face (essentially its ... More


Conclusion

Tim Bale

in The Conservatives since 1945: The Drivers of Party Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199234370
eISBN:
9780191746093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234370.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Having tracked and explained change in detail, the book finishes with a chapter that switches from streetview to satellite and then finally to map. It begins by summarising the extent of change in ... More


The Conservatives since 1945: The Drivers of Party Change

Tim Bale

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199234370
eISBN:
9780191746093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234370.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

What do we really mean when we say a political party has changed? And exactly what is it that drives that change? Political scientists working in the comparative tradition have come up with a general ... More


Gender and Party Change

Monique Leyenaar and Drude Dahlerup

in Breaking Male Dominance in Old Democracies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199653898
eISBN:
9780191751578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653898.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter addresses party and party system changes in relation to the future development of women’s representation in politics. What is the effect on women’s representation of the crisis of ... More


Breaking Male Dominance in Old Democracies

Drude Dahlerup and Monique Leyenaar (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199653898
eISBN:
9780191751578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653898.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Has male dominance in political life been broken? Will gender balance in elected assemblies soon be reached? This book analyses the longitudinal development of women’s political representation in ... More


Conclusions

Nicole Bolleyer

in New Parties in Old Party Systems: Persistence and Decline in Seventeen Democracies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646067
eISBN:
9780191755927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646067.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter summarizes the major theoretical and empirical insights of the study and discusses their implications for the nature of party system change in advanced democracies, e.g. whether – having ... More


When and why do political parties change?

Alan Convery

in The Territorial Conservative Party: Devolution and Party Change in Scotland and Wales

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991319
eISBN:
9781526115324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991319.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reviews the literature on statewide political parties and on party change. It outlines an analytical framework for studying changes in parties that operate at multiple levels within a ... More


Party Change: The Variance Hiding behind the General Trend

Gideon Rahat and Ofer Kenig

in From Party Politics to Personalized Politics?: Party Change and Political Personalization in Democracies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198808008
eISBN:
9780191845796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808008.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

The chapter sets the theoretical and conceptual basis for the analysis of party change from a cross-national comparative perspective. It starts with the central arguments in the literature on party ... More


‘New Labour’ and the culture of party management1

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The ‘New Labour’ managerial culture, its goals and procedural values are explored in detail in this chapter. In dealing with internal obstacles and what were seen as ruthless external enemies, from ... More


Comparing party change in Scotland and Wales

Alan Convery

in The Territorial Conservative Party: Devolution and Party Change in Scotland and Wales

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991319
eISBN:
9781526115324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991319.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Having examined party change in the cases of the Scottish and Welsh Conservative Parties in detail, this chapter outlines a more focused comparison, drawing together the literature on sub-state ... More


Indicators of Party Change

Gideon Rahat and Ofer Kenig

in From Party Politics to Personalized Politics?: Party Change and Political Personalization in Democracies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198808008
eISBN:
9780191845796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808008.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

The chapter examines nine of the chosen twelve indicators of party change. This group of nine contains widely used indicators and some that have been proposed and examined only by a few scholars. All ... More


Devolution, party politics and conservatism

Alan Convery

in The Territorial Conservative Party: Devolution and Party Change in Scotland and Wales

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991319
eISBN:
9781526115324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991319.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Welsh and Scottish Conservative Parties both faced similar challenges in different contexts in 1997. The Welsh Conservatives were able, despite their lack of formal autonomy, to more successfully ... More


Party Change and Political Personalization: A Critical Overview of the Literature

Gideon Rahat and Ofer Kenig

in From Party Politics to Personalized Politics?: Party Change and Political Personalization in Democracies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198808008
eISBN:
9780191845796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808008.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

Scholars tend to see the relationship between parties and personalization as a zero-sum game: when one declines, the other is expected to rise. Yet, while scholars of political personalization regard ... More


From Party Politics to Personalized Politics?: Party Change and Political Personalization in Democracies

Gideon Rahat and Ofer Kenig

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198808008
eISBN:
9780191845796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808008.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

The book examines two of the most prominent developments in contemporary democratic politics, party change and political personalization, and the relationship between them. It presents a broad-brush, ... More


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