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The Presidentialization of Political Parties

Organizations, Institutions and Leaders

  • Gianluca Passarelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Peter M. Siavelis, Bonnie N. Field
    Pages 26-48
  3. Sergio Fabbrini, Edoardo Bressanelli
    Pages 49-66
  4. Felipe Nunes, Carlos Ranulfo Melo
    Pages 67-87
  5. Carole Bachelot, Florence Haegel
    Pages 88-106
  6. Cristina Bucur, Iain McMenamin
    Pages 107-123
  7. Thomas Sedelius
    Pages 124-141
  8. Richard Hayton, Timothy Heppell
    Pages 142-159
  9. Ellis S. Krauss, Robert Pekkanen
    Pages 196-214
  10. Gianluca Passarelli
    Pages 235-263
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 264-300

About this book


This book explains why the level of party presidentialization varies from one country to another. It considers the effects of constitutional structures as well as the party's original features, and argues that the degree of party presidentialization varies as a function of the party's genetics.


Presidentialization political parties party behaviour Chile Brazil USA France Poland Ukraine UK Australia Germany Japan Italy electoral systems institutionalism constitution democracy Electoral Electoral System Institution Party Politics party system

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianluca Passarelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Sapienza UniversityRomeItaly

About the editors

Carole Bachelot, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Université de Lorraine (laboratoire IRENEE, France Edoardo Bressanelli, Lecturer in European Politics, Department of European and International Studies, King's College London, UK Cristina Bucur, Assistant Professor/Postdoktor, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway Sergio Fabbrini, Director of the School of Government and Professor of Political Science and International Relations, LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, Italy Bonnie N. Field, Associate Professor of Global Studies, Bentley University, Massachusetts, USA Anika Gauja, Senior Lecturer and an Australian Research Council Early Career Researcher, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia Florence Haegel, Full Professor, Sciences Po, Paris, France Richard Hayton, Lecturer in Politics, University of Leeds, UK Timothy Heppell, Associate Professor of British Politics, School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds, UK Ellis S. Krauss, Professor at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, USA Charles Lees, Chair of Politics and Head of the Department of Politics, Languages, and International Studies, University of Bath, UK Iain McMenamin, Associate Professor of Politics, Dublin City University, Ireland Felipe Nunes, Assistant Professor in International Relations and Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, USA Oreste Massari, Professor of Political Science and Comparative Politics, Sapienza University of Roma, Italy Gianluca Passarelli, Assistant Professor in Political Science at the Department of Political Sciences, Sapienza University of Roma, Italy Robert Pekkanen, Professor at the University of Washington, USA Carlos Ranulfo Melo, Professor and Coordinator of the Center for Legislative Studies, Department of Political Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil Thomas Sedelius, Associate Professor in political science, Dalarna University, Sweden Peter M. Siavelis, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Wake Forest University, USA

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“The volume brings together a concise and well-comparable account on presidentialization trends in different areas and regime settings. … The book is a must for scholars who want to understand recent changes and challenges to the traditional idea of parties as predominantly collective actors.” (Vít Hloušek, Party Politics, Vol. 23 (5), 2017)