This book examines candidate selection in nine liberal democracies -- Belgium, Britain, France, West Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands and Norway. It describes the methods by which parties select their candidates; analyses the factors which influence the form of selection used; and considers the consequences of candidate selection. The book concludes with an overall assessment of the role of candidate selection in the political process. It questions whether proportional representation necessarily entails centralized candidate selection; whether parties of the Left tend to be more centralized than parties of the Right; and whether different types of candidate selection have distinct consequences for the behaviour of deputies.
Introduction - Michael Gallagher
Belgium - Lieven De Winter
Democracy or Oligarchy?
Britain - David Denver
Centralized Parties with Decentralized Selection
France - Jean-Louis Thi[ac]ebault
The Impact of Electoral System Change
The German Federal Republic - Geoffrey Roberts
The Two-Lane Route to Bonn
Ireland - Michael Gallagher
The Increasing Role of the Centre
Italy - Douglas A Wertman
Local Involvement, Central Control
Japan - Rei Shiratori
Localism, Factionalism and Personalism
The Netherlands - Ruud Koole and Monique Leijenaar
The Predominance of Regionalism
Norway - Henry Valen
Decentralization and Group Representation
Conclusion - Michael Gallagher
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Descrizione libro Sage Publications, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Former library copy with associated markings. COVER (no jacket)- small tears on edges, other medium wear; medium stains. PAGES- occasional minor stains, clean overall; minor bends, no tears; no text-markings, no notes. 290+ pgs. Codice libro della libreria 009018