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The Resource Party and democracy : the uneven road to party legitimacy, Piero Ignazi

Party and democracy : the uneven road to party legitimacy, Piero Ignazi

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Party and democracy : the uneven road to party legitimacy
Title
Party and democracy
Title remainder
the uneven road to party legitimacy
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Piero Ignazi
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Party and Democracy questions why political parties today are held in such low estimation in advanced democracies. The first part of the volume reviews theoretical motivations behind the growing disdain for the political party. In surveying the parties' lengthy attempt to gain legitimacy, particular attention is devoted to the cultural and political conditions which led to their emergence on the ground' and then to their political and theoretical acceptance as the sole master in the chain of delegation. The second part traces the evolution of the party's organization and public confidence against the backdrop of the transition from industrial to post-industrial societies. The book suggests that, in the post-war period, parties shifted from a golden age of organizational development and positive reception by public opinion towards a more difficult relationship with society as it moved into post industrialism. Parties were unable to master societal change and thus moved towards the state to recover resources they were no longer able to extract from their constituencies. Parties have become richer and more powerful thanks to their interpenetration into the state, but they have paid' for their pervasive presence in society and the state with a declining legitimacy. Even if some changes have been introduced recently in party organizations to counteract their decline, they seem to have become ineffective; even worse, they have dampened democratic standing inside and outside parties, favouring plebiscitary tendencies. The party today is caught in a dramatic contradiction. It has become a sort of Leviathan with clay feet: very powerful thanks to the resources it gets from the state and to its control of the societal and state spheres, but very weak in terms of legitimacy and confidence in the eyes of the mass public. However, it is argued that there is still no alternative to the party. Democracy is still inextricably linked to the party system.--
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Ignazi, Piero
Dewey number
324.20904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF2011
LC item number
.I36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political parties
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Political parties
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Party and democracy : the uneven road to party legitimacy, Piero Ignazi
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Searching for political parties in the past -- The colliding parties' reception : selective acceptance and outright rejection -- Towards the final legitimation of the party -- The party's golden age and its demise -- Party standstill in an era of change -- Party resources at the dawn of the new millennium -- Party in agony?
Control code
986675013
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780198735854
Lccn
2017936070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)986675013
Label
Party and democracy : the uneven road to party legitimacy, Piero Ignazi
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Searching for political parties in the past -- The colliding parties' reception : selective acceptance and outright rejection -- Towards the final legitimation of the party -- The party's golden age and its demise -- Party standstill in an era of change -- Party resources at the dawn of the new millennium -- Party in agony?
Control code
986675013
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780198735854
Lccn
2017936070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)986675013

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