The Presidentialization of Political Parties

Organizations, Institutions and Leaders

Editors: Passarelli, Gianluca (Ed.)

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This book explains why the level of party presidentialization varies from one country to another. It considers the effects of constitutional structures as well as the party's original features, and argues that the degree of party presidentialization varies as a function of the party's genetics.

About the authors

Carole Bachelot, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Université de Lorraine (laboratoire IRENEE, France Edoardo Bressanelli, Lecturer in European Politics, Department of European and International Studies, King's College London, UK Cristina Bucur, Assistant Professor/Postdoktor, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway Sergio Fabbrini, Director of the School of Government and Professor of Political Science and International Relations, LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, Italy Bonnie N. Field, Associate Professor of Global Studies, Bentley University, Massachusetts, USA Anika Gauja, Senior Lecturer and an Australian Research Council Early Career Researcher, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia Florence Haegel, Full Professor, Sciences Po, Paris, France Richard Hayton, Lecturer in Politics, University of Leeds, UK Timothy Heppell, Associate Professor of British Politics, School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds, UK Ellis S. Krauss, Professor at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, USA Charles Lees, Chair of Politics and Head of the Department of Politics, Languages, and International Studies, University of Bath, UK Iain McMenamin, Associate Professor of Politics, Dublin City University, Ireland Felipe Nunes, Assistant Professor in International Relations and Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, USA Oreste Massari, Professor of Political Science and Comparative Politics, Sapienza University of Roma, Italy Gianluca Passarelli, Assistant Professor in Political Science at the Department of Political Sciences, Sapienza University of Roma, Italy Robert Pekkanen, Professor at the University of Washington, USA Carlos Ranulfo Melo, Professor and Coordinator of the Center for Legislative Studies, Department of Political Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil Thomas Sedelius, Associate Professor in political science, Dalarna University, Sweden Peter M. Siavelis, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Wake Forest University, USA

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"This book is an important contribution to the study of political parties and the role of the presidents in contemporary democracies. Based on 11 in-depth country case studies, it highlights the political dynamics that account for variation in the presidentialization of political parties in different regime types. While stressing the importance of institutions, it shows that the presidentialization of political parties is at least partly shaped by their genetic features. This book provides an important contribution to comparative studies and should be read by both scholars and students alike." Robert Elgie, Dublin City University, Ireland

"With this rich and coherent set of case studies, Passarelli and contributors greatly advance the debate about the extent to which different constitutional systems make possible the 'presidentialization' of political parties. The authors show that 'presidentialization' rarely obtains unless the system is institutionally presidential, yet it is important as well to consider specific organizational features of parties which shape the extent of executive dominance over other actors within a party. This book will be essential reading for those concerned with party politics in modern democracies." Matthew S. Shugart, University of California, Davis, USA


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Parties’ Genetic Features: The Missing Link in the Presidentialization of Parties

    Passarelli, Gianluca

    Pages 1-25

  • The Presidentialization of Parties in Chile

    Siavelis, Peter M. (et al.)

    Pages 26-48

  • The Presidentialization of American Political Parties

    Fabbrini, Sergio (et al.)

    Pages 49-66

  • Political Parties: The Case of Brazil

    Nunes, Felipe (et al.)

    Pages 67-87

  • The Presidentialization of Dominant Parties in France

    Bachelot, Carole (et al.)

    Pages 88-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Presidentialization of Political Parties
Book Subtitle
Organizations, Institutions and Leaders
Editors
  • Gianluca Passarelli
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48246-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137482464
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48245-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-57767-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 300
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
Topics