Democracy And Institutional Development: Spain in Comparative Theoretical Perspective

Hardcover | November 15, 2008

EditorBonnie N. Field, Kerstin Hamann

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This book analyzes Spanish political parties and institutions in comparative theoretical perspective. Two primary themes are addressed: institutionalization and the distribution of institutionalization in the polity, and the relationship between institutional design and representation.

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This book analyzes Spanish political parties and institutions in comparative theoretical perspective. Two primary themes are addressed: institutionalization and the distribution of institutionalization in the polity, and the relationship between institutional design and representation.

BONNIE N. FIELD is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Bentley College. Her research focuses on democratization, inter and intra-party politics, and political institutions, particularly in Spain and Latin America. Her publications include articles in Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics and Democratization. ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.82 × 5.62 × 0.98 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230219268

ISBN - 13:9780230219267

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Institutionalization of Democracy in Spain--B.N. Field&--K. Hamann
Party Development in Democratic Spain: Life-Cycle, Generation or Period Effect?--I. van Biezen
Inter-Party Politics in Spain: The Role of Informal Institutions--B.N. Field
Speaking for Place or Party? Territorial Representation and the Legislative Behavior of Deputies in the Spanish Congress--
A.P. Montero
The Power of Committees in the Spanish Congress of Deputies--L.M. Maurer
Regional Governments in Spain: Exploring Theories of Government Formation--K. Hamann&--C. Mershon
Feminized Decentralization: Evaluating Women’s Representation in Spain--C.D. Ortbals
The Institutionalization of Unions and Industrial Relations in Spain--K. Hamann
Institutions, European Integration, and the Policy Process in Contemporary Spain--R.S. Chari&--P.M. Heywood
Conclusion: Comparative Lessons on Institutions, Representation and Democracy in Spain--B.N. Field&--K. Hamann