The Politics of Party Leadership: A Cross-National Perspective

Hardcover | December 26, 2015

EditorWilliam Cross, Jean-benoit Pilet

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Making use of a unique data set that includes more than 1000 leadership elections from over 100 parties in 14 countries over an almost 50 year period, this volume provides the first comprehensive, comparative examination of how parties choose their leaders and the impact of the differentdecisions they make in this regard. Among the issues examined are how leaders are chosen, the factors that result in parties changing their selection rules, how the rules affect the competitiveness of leadership elections, the types of leaders chosen, the impact of leadership transition on electoraloutcomes, the factors affecting the length of leadership tenures, and how leadership tenures come to an end. This volume is situated in the literature on intra-party decision making and party organizational reform and makes unique and important contributions to our understanding of these areas. The analysis includes parties in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy,Portugal, Romania, Spain, Norway, and the United Kingdom.Comparative Politics is a series for students, teachers, and researchers of political science that deals with contemporary government and politics. Global in scope, books in the series are characterised by a stress on comparative analysis and strong methodological rigour. The series is published inassociation with the European Consortium for Political Research. For more information visit: www.ecprnet.eu.

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Making use of a unique data set that includes more than 1000 leadership elections from over 100 parties in 14 countries over an almost 50 year period, this volume provides the first comprehensive, comparative examination of how parties choose their leaders and the impact of the differentdecisions they make in this regard. Among the iss...

William Cross is Professor and Bell Chair in Parliamentary Democracy at Carleton University in Ottawa Canada. His research focuses on questions relating to democratic institutions and particularly party organization and intra-party democracy. Recent publications include The Challenges of Intra-party Democracy with Richard Katz (Oxfor...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pagesPublished:December 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Jean-Benoit Pilet and William Cross: Uncovering the Politics of Party Leadership: A Cross-National Perspective2. Marco Lisi, Andre Freire, and Oscar Barbera: Leadership Selection Methods and Party Types3. Mihael Chiru, Sergiu Gherghina, and Juan Rodriguez-Teruel: Explaining Change in Party Leadership Selection Rules4. Ofer Kenig, Gideon Rahat, and Or Tuttnauer: Competitiveness of Party Leadership Selection Processes5. Bram Wauters and Jean-Benoit Pilet: Electing Women as Party Leaders: Does the Selectorate Matter?6. Giulia Sandri, Antonella Seddone, and Fulvio Venturino: Understanding Leadership Profile Renewal7. Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik and Gijs Schumacher: Why Some Leaders Die Hard (and Others Don't): Party Goals, Party Institutions and How They Interact8. Oliver Gruber, William Cross, Scott Pruysers, and Tim Bale: The End of the Affair: A Comparative Study of How Party Leadership Terms End9. Helene Helboe Pedersen and Gijs Schumacher: Do Leadership Changes Improve Electoral Performance?10. William Cross and Jean-Benoit Pilet: Parties, Leadership Selection and Intra-Party Democracy