The Modern British Party System (Hardcover)

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The new edition of this successful book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview and account of the changing nature of party politics in Britain today.

Webb and Bale draw on models of comparative politics in conducting a wealth of new empirical analysis to map and explain the ways in which the party system has evolved, and the parties have adapted to a changing political environment. Themes covered include the nature and extent of party
competition, the internal life and organizational development of parties, the varieties of party system found across the UK, and the roles played by parties within the wider political system. The book also addresses the crisis of popular legitimacy confronting the parties, as well as assessing the
scope for potential reform. While parties remain central to the functioning of Britain's democracy, public disaffection with them is as high as it has ever been; reform of the system of representation and party funding is warranted, but there are unlikely to be any panaceas.

About the Author

Paul Webb, Professor of Politics, University of Sussex , Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University of London Paul Webb is Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex, and has held previous and visiting positions at universities in the UK, Australia and Japan. He has researched and published widely on party and electoral politics and is editor of the journal Party Politics. He is an elected Fellow ofthe Academy of Social Sciences. Tim Bale is Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London. Previously he taught at Sussex University, Victoria University of Wellington and Sheffield University. He specializes in party politics in the UK and Europe and appears frequently in the British and international media.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780199217236
ISBN-10: 0199217238
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 28th, 2021
Pages: 416
Language: English