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Christopher J. Kam - Party Discipline and Parliamentary Politics - 9781107402690 - V9781107402690
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Party Discipline and Parliamentary Politics

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Description for Party Discipline and Parliamentary Politics Paperback. This text examines the interaction and contention between party leaders and MPs to study the underlying structure of party unity. Num Pages: 278 pages, 34 tables. BIC Classification: JPB; JPH; JPL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 230 x 158 x 19. Weight in Grams: 448.
One of the chief tasks facing political leaders is to build and maintain unity within their parties. This text examines the relationship between party leaders and Members of Parliament in Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, showing how the two sides interact and sometimes clash. Christopher J. Kam demonstrates how incentives for MPs to dissent from their parties have been amplified by a process of partisan dealignment that has created electorates of non-partisan voters who reward shows of political independence. Party leaders therefore rely on a mixture of strategies to offset these electoral pressures, from offering MPs advancement to threatening ... Read more

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About Christopher J. Kam
Christopher J. Kam is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has received major research grants from the US National Science Foundation and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and his work on political parties and parliamentary government has appeared in the British Journal of Political Science, Legislative ... Read more

Reviews for Party Discipline and Parliamentary Politics
Review of the hardback: 'Party discipline is a key element in Westminster systems and Kam makes a major step forward in formalizing our understanding of this. An exceedingly thoughtful book.' Shaun Bowler, University of California, Riverside Review of the hardback: 'This is a landmark text in the study of comparative parliamentary behaviour. It is the first book to develop and ... Read more

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