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Movement Parties Against Austerity

by Donatella della Porta, Joseba Fernández, Hara Kouki and Lorenzo Mosca
£16.99   paperback  Polity Press (2017)

Movement Parties Against Austerity by Donatella della Porta, Joseba Fernández, Hara Kouki and Lorenzo Mosca The ascendance of austerity policies and the wave of protests they have generated have had a deep impact on the shape of contemporary politics. The stunning electoral successes of Syriza in Greece, Podemos in Spain and the Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S) in Italy, alongside the quest for a more radical left in countries such as the UK and the US, bear witness to a new wave of parties that draw inspiration and strength from social movements.
 
While dissatisfaction with traditional institutional politics continues apace, the rise of movement parties challenges simplistic expectations of a growing separation between institutional and contentious politics and the decline of the left. First becoming visible in Latin America in the 1990s, with a parallel move in Europe in recent years, the return of movement parties demands attention as a way of understanding both contemporary socio-political dynamics and the fundamentals of political parties and representation.
 
Bridging social movement and party politics studies, within a broad concern with democratic theories, this volume presents new empirical evidence and conceptual insight into these topical socio-political phenomena, within a cross-national comparative perspective.

ISBN 13: 9781509511464 | ISBN 10: 1509511466