Political Parties and Electoral Strategy

The Development of Party Organization in East Asia

Authors: Hellmann, O.

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A study of processes of political party formation and change in new democracies. This book argues that to understand party organizations we need to focus on politicians' electoral strategies. The framework is used to analyze political party development in the new democracies of East Asia (South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Indonesia.)

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"This excellent book makes a welcome addition to the literature on political parties. Not only does it provide us with an all-too rare English-language analysis of East Asian parties, but it makes an important contribution to the wider comparative literature by combining party theory with historical institutionalism to argue that party organizations evolve out of the interplay of structural factors and the decisions taken by particular leaders."

Paul Webb, Professor of Politics, Department of Politics & Contemporary European Studies, University of Sussex, UK

"Olli Hellmann makes an important contribution to our understanding of political parties in East and South East Asia. Much of the existing work on parties in Asia has been limited to single party or single country studies. In contrast, this volume applies western party theories to help understand party formation and change in four new democracies. This is the first study I have seen that adequately compares political party development in East and South East Asia. As well as being theoretically sophisticated, the study is also empirically very rich."

Dafydd Fell, Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

"Political parties are at the core of representative democracy. The state of party politics greatly affects the functioning of democracy. Until recently, however, there have been only few comparative analyses of party organizations and electoral strategies in East Asia. This comparative study greatly improves our understanding of political party development as an essential element in the process of democratization and democratic consolidation. The comparison of four systems of political parties offers unique insights into the societal genesis, institutional evolution and electoral consequences of party organizations in democratizing Asia. It is essential reading for everyone who is interested in the study of party politics in Asia and well beyond. "

Aurel Croissant, Director, Institute of Political Science, Heidelberg University, Germany


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Parties and Electoral Strategy
Book Subtitle
The Development of Party Organization in East Asia
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30743-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230307438
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28441-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 199
Topics