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Party Politics in New Democracies

Paul Webb and Stephen White


The sister volume to a book called Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies, this book offers a systematic and rigorous analysis of parties in some of the world's major new democracies. Drawing on a wealth of expertise and data, the book assesses the popular legitimacy, organizational development and functional performance of political parties in Latin America and postcommunist Eastern Europe. It demonstrates the generational differences between parties in the old and new democracies, and reveals contrasts among the latter. Parties are shown to be at their most feeble in those rece ... More

Keywords: popular legitimacy, Latin America, postcommunist Eastern Europe, old democracies, new democracies, party politics, pluralism, clientelism, corruption

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199289653
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289653.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Webb, editor
Professor of Politics, University of Sussex
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Stephen White, editor
Professor of International Politics, University of Glasgow
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