Territorial Party Politics in Western Europe

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

EditorWilfried Swenden, Bart Maddens

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Offers new empirical evidence on the territorial organization and strategies of state-wide parties in five federal or regionalized states in Western Europe: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

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Offers new empirical evidence on the territorial organization and strategies of state-wide parties in five federal or regionalized states in Western Europe: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

WILFRIED SWENDEN is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and a member of the territorial politics research group. He is the author of Federalism and Regionalism in Western Europe: A Comparative and Thematic Analysis and has published widely on comparative federalism, regionalism and Belgian politics. BART MADDENS i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 7.83 × 5.63 × 1.22 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230521622

ISBN - 13:9780230521629

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Territorial Party Politics in Western Europe: A Framework for Analysis--W.Swenden and B.Maddens
Towards a Regionalization of Statewide Electoral Trends in Decentralized States?--K.Deschouwer
Territory and Electoral Politics in Germany--D.Hough and M.Ko
Rediscovering the Region: Territorial Politics and Party Organizations in Germany--K.Detterbeck and C.Jeffery
Decentralization and Party Organizational Change: The Case of Italy--J.Hopkin
Decentralization and Party Organizational Change: The British and Spanish Statewide Parties Compared--
E.Fabre and M.Mndez Lago
Devolution and Party Organization in the UK--J.Bradbury
Splitting the Difference: The Radical Approach of the Belgian Parties--F.Verleden
Authority in Multi-Level Parties: A Principal-Agent Framework and Cases from Germany and Spain--P.van Houten
Governing Strategies in Multi-Level Settings: Coordination, Innovation or Territorialization?--I.Stefuriuc
How Statewide Parties Cope with the Regionalist Issue: The Case of Spain--B.Maddens and L.Libbrecht
Statewide Parties and Regional Party Competition: An Analysis of Party Manifestos in the United Kingdom--
E.Fabre and E.Martnez-Herrera
Conclusion--W.Swenden and B.Maddens