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The Modern British Party System - Paul D. Webb

The Modern British Party System

Paperback Published: 1st July 2000
ISBN: 9780803979444
Number Of Pages: 320

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Providing a complete up-to-date overview of the changing nature of contemporary party politics in Britain, this book draws on models of comparative politics and the latest empirical analysis to explain the capacity of British parties to adapt to a changing political environment. A number of broad themes include: the nature and extent of party competition; the internal life and organizational development of parties; the variety of evolving party systems in the United Kingdom; and the links between parties and the wider political system.

The current weaknesses of party performance are addressed, and the scope of reform explained and examined. Contrary to claims of 'decline', however, the book demonstrates that party politic

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`This is a really excellent book, the best on British parties that I have read in recent years. Paul Webb utilises the latest research and modern analytical

techniques to provide a sophisticated study of parties and the party system

which is packed with information. It is a major contribution not just to the

literature on British politics but also to the comparative literature on political parties' - David Denver, Lancaster University

`Paul Webb's new book is likely to remain the standard work on the British party system for years to come' - Peter Mair, University of Leiden

`A landmark study. I cannot commend this book too highly to teachers of British politics, students and professional analysts alike' - Ian Budge, University of Essex

`An excellent book that will be much quoted by scholars in future years' - Alan Ware, Oxford University

`Paul Webb provides the most comprehensive and well-documented analysis of the programmatic and organizational changes in the British party system. His conclusion that British parties remain critically important to the functioning of democracy is strengthened by his comparative approach. This book is a major contribution to the study of British party politics' - Patrick Seyd, University of Sheffield

Party Systems in the UK
An Overview
The Electoral Market and the Competition for Votes in Britain
Ideological Reputations
Programmatic Adaptation
Imagery, Media and Political Marketing
Conflict and Cohesion within Parties
Members, Leaders and the Distribution of Power within Parties
Party Organizational Resources
Parties and the Political System
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ISBN: 9780803979444
ISBN-10: 0803979444
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st July 2000
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54

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