How Political Parties Respond: Interest Aggregation Revisited
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Thomas Poguntke
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1. Do Parties Respond to Voters? Challenges to Political Parties and their Consequences Thomas Poguntke2. Speaking for Whom? From 'Old' to 'New' Labour James E. Cronin3. From Disaster to Landslide: The Case of the British Labour Party Patrick Seyd and Paul Whiteley4. From People's Movements to Electoral Machines? Interest Aggregation and the Social Democratic Parties of Scandinavia Nicholas Aylott5. From Aggregation to Cartel? The Danish Case Karina Pedersen6. How Parties in Government Respond: Distributive Policy in Post-Wall Berlin K. Davidson-Schmich7. Reaggregating Interests? How the Break-Up of the Union for French Democracy has Changed the Response of the French Moderate Right Nicholas Sauger8. Radicals, Technocrats and Traditionalists: Interest Aggregation in Two Povincial Social Democratic Parties in Canada Brian Tanguay9. Paying for Party Response: Parties of the Centre-Right in Postwar Italy Jonathan Hopkins10. Latecomers but 'Early-Adapters': The Adaptation and Response of Spanish Parties to Social Changes Laura Morales and Luis Ramiro11. Representative Rule or the Rule of Representations: The Case of Russian Political Parties Susanna Pshizova12. Five Variations On A Theme: Interest Aggregation By Party Today Kay Lawson
How Political Parties Respond focuses specifically on the question of interest aggregation. Do parties today perform that function? If so, how? If not, in what different ways do they seek to show themselves responsive to the electorate? This fascinating book studies these questions with reference to Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Canada. A chapter on Russia demonstrates how newly powerful private interest groups and modern techniques of persuasion can work together to prevent effective party response to popular interests in systems where the authoritarian tradition remains strong.