The nationalization of politics : the formation of national electorates and party systems in Western Europe / Daniele Caramani.
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Caramani, Daniele, 1968-|
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.|
1 online resource (xviii, 347 pages) : illustrations.|
Cambridge studies in comparative politics|
Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Elections -- Europe, Western.|
Political parties -- Europe, Western.
Élections -- Europe de l'Ouest.
Partis politiques -- Europe de l'Ouest.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections.
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Table of Contents:
- Cover; Half-title; Series title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Figures; Abbreviations and Symbols; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I Framework; 1 The Structuring of Political Space; Territoriality versus Functionality; Exit, Voice, and the Structuring of the Space of Political Systems; (External) Boundary-Building; (Internal) Political-Institutional Structuring; The Reduction of Exit and the Expression of Voice; The Channeling of Voice (Representation); The Territoriality of Political Cleavages; Center-Periphery Structures; From Territorial to Functional Cleavages.
- The Theory of the Nationalization of PoliticsDimensions of Nationalization; The Relationship Between National Forces and Territorial Structures; The Nature of National Political Forces; Forms of Nationalization and Delimitation of the Analysis; 2 Data, Indices, Method; Data; Periods Covered and Data Sources; Elections; Political Parties and Codes for Party Families; Levels of Aggregation and Boundary Changes; Format of the Data; Electoral System Specificities; Units of Analysis; Measures and Indices; Competition; Territorial Coverage by Parties; Measures of Homogeneity of Voting Behavior.
- Verification of the Consistency of IndicatorsNumber and Size of Territorial Units; Size of Political Parties; Correlation Between Indicators; PART II Evidence; 3 Time and Space; Historical Trends in Europe; The Comparative Study of Countries: From Party to Party System Measures; Homogeneous versus Heterogeneous Territorial Systems; Overall Comparative Figures Since World War II; Trends in the 1990s; The Historical Evolution Toward More Homogeneous Territorial Systems; Four "Early Democracies": 1840s-Present; Three Countries Since the 1870s; Since the Beginning of the Twentieth Century.
- After World War ITurnout; 4 Types of Territorial Configurations; Regionalist versus Regionalized Parties; Small Regionalist Parties: Spain; Large Regionalized Parties: Switzerland; A Two-Party System: Britain; Two Party Systems: Belgium; Incomplete Territorial Coverage; Many Small Parties: Italy; From Many Small to Few Large Parties: Germany; The Influence of Small Parties: Ireland; A Regionalized Nordic Country: Finland; The Nationalized Territorial Configurations; Homogeneous Nordic Countries: Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden; Nonterritorial Cleavages: The Netherlands and Austria.
- Homogeneous Systems: France, Greece, and PortugalA Typology of Territorial Configurations; 5 The Comparative Study of Cleavages and Party Families; Cleavages and Party Families; The Homogeneity of European Party Families; The Comparison of Party Families; The Path Toward the Nationalization of Historical Parties; Patterns of Reterritorialization; Comparing Party Families Across Countries; Homogeneity and Similarity: Families of the Left-Right Dimension; Heterogeneity and Difference: Families of Religious, Agrarian, and Regional Defense.