Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781842779187 Published September 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781842779170 Published September 2007 For sale in North and South America only

Global Political Parties

Edited by Katarina Sehm-Patomäki and Marko Ulvila

Global Political Parties

Edited by Katarina Sehm-Patomäki and Marko Ulvila

Distributed for Zed Books

192 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2007  
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781842779187 Published September 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781842779170 Published September 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Political space seems to be shrinking, yet the term 'globalization' is seldom mentioned in connection with political parties. This book asks whether the time is now ripe for global political parties. 

Though global civil society is a buzzword, activists seem to reject the idea of global political parties as irrelevant. Yet political parties remain the formal basis for government both nationally and in the current international system. Looking to the future, will existing political parties democratize international governance, or will new political parties emerge to fill this vacuum? Is this a role that the World Social Forum can play? 

Featuring contributions from major figures from Samir Amin to Jan Aart Scholte, Global Political Parties is an exciting analysis of what the globalization of party politics would mean for the nation state, global governance and democracy worldwide. 
Contents
Introduction - Katarina Sehm-Patomaki & Marko Ulvila
Political parties and global democracy - Jan Aart Scholte
Party systems in a globalized world - Thomas Wallgren
The World Social Forum - A Global Party in the Making? - Christopher Chase-Dunn & Ellen Reese
Researching global parties - Heikki Patomaki & Teivo Teivainen
The globalization of party politics - Stephen Gill
Towards the fifth international? - Samir Amin
The global political - Vijay Pratap
Conclusion: Beyond the Political Party/Civil Society Dichotomy - Heikki Patomaki & Teivo Teivainen
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