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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Contemporary Party Politics

ISBN 9780230237797
Publication Date July 2014
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

A systematic and comprehensive introduction to contemporary party politics in democratic states and evaluation of whether, and to what extent, parties are - as is often claimed - in crisis or decline.

Robin T. Pettitt is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Kingston University London, UK.

1. Introduction
2. Party Systems
3. Theories of Party Development
4. Ideology
5. Party Members, Activists and Supporters
6. Candidate Selection
7. Policy Making
8. Campaigning
9. Government
10. The Internationalisation of Party Politics
11. The Future of Party Politics.


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