Democratizing Candidate Selection

New Methods, Old Receipts?

Editors: Cordero, Guillermo, Coller, Xavier (Eds.)

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  • Studies the emergence of new ways of selecting candidates for electoral ballots
  • Considers the impact of the economic crisis on disaffection, the emergence of new parties, and the new relevance of formerly minor parties
  • Addresses the surge of more participative ways of decision-making in politics channelled through social movements 
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This book studies the challenges to conventional politics posed by new ways of selecting candidates for legislative elections. The recent economic crisis had profound political consequences on politics, generating an upsurge in the demand for more participative ways of decision-making in politics channelled through social movements and individuals in different countries. Some parties have reacted by introducing changes in their internal organization (via intra-party democracy), particularly related to the selection of candidates for public office. This volume explores the trends and challenges of these new methods of selection, analyses how the internet is increasingly being used as a selection tool, and evaluates some of the relevant consequences related to political representation, party cohesion and party centralization, among others.     

About the authors

Guillermo Cordero is Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. His publications include a number of books, chapters and journal articles on candidate selection, electoral behaviour and political attitudes. 

Xavier Coller is Professor of Sociology at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain. He has authored or co-authored over a hundred works on social theories, research methods, collective identities, political elites, and complex organizations.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Lights and Shadows of Democratizing Candidate Selection

    Pages 3-24

    Cordero, Guillermo (et al.)

  • The Challenges of Inclusive Intra-party Selection Methods

    Pages 25-48

    Kenig, Ofer (et al.)

  • Selecting Presidential Candidates in European Semi-presidential Democracies

    Pages 49-74

    Bucur, Cristina (et al.)

  • Intra-party Democracy and Internet: The Case of NEOS in Austria

    Pages 77-98

    Jenny, Marcelo

  • Selecting Candidates Online in Europe: A Comparison Among the Cases of M5S, Podemos and European Green Party

    Pages 99-121

    Lanzone, Maria Elisabetta (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democratizing Candidate Selection
Book Subtitle
New Methods, Old Receipts?
Editors
  • Guillermo Cordero
  • Xavier Coller
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76550-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76550-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76549-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09520-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 288
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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