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The Evolution of Green Politics : Development and Change Within European Green Parties - Jon Burchell

The Evolution of Green Politics

Development and Change Within European Green Parties

Paperback Published: 1st October 2002
ISBN: 9781853837524
Number Of Pages: 208

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The emergence of Green parties throughout Europe during the 1980s marked the arrival of a new form of political movement and a challenge to existing party models. This work presents an in-depth, thematic comparative approach to the analysis of recent Green party development and change, questioning whether the process of party evolution has resulted in the ideological dilution of Green ideals and objectives. With Green parties across Europe experiencing a significant upturn in support in recent years, if we are to gain a clearer picture of the impact Green parties should have in the 21st century we need to understand the issues and themes that have shaped their re-emergence as a more mature political challenge.

'An illuminating study.' Scientific and Medical Network Review

A brief, challenging book that should be read widely by travellers - and students of the subject.' Long Range Planning

'It presents an in-depth, thematic and comparative approach to the analysis of recent party development.' Environment Business

List of Tables and Figuresp. iv
List of Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. v
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
A 'New' Challenge to Party Politics? Analysing Green Party Development and Changep. 8
Placing Green Politics in a 'Party' Environmentp. 31
Seeking Space and Opportunity: The Emergence of Green Parties in Germany, France, Sweden and the UKp. 52
Awkward Partners: Changing Strategies towards Other Partiesp. 78
Square Pegs in Round Holes: Organizational Reformp. 104
Redefining the Environment: Changes in Green Party Policyp. 128
Interpreting Transformation within European Green Parties: Evolving or Conforming?p. 157
Referencesp. 174
Notesp. 186
Indexp. 199
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ISBN: 9781853837524
ISBN-10: 1853837520
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st October 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1