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Gunther, Richard

Overview
Works: 205 works in 572 publications in 3 languages and 8,193 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Composer, Other
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Most widely held works about Richard Gunther
 
Most widely held works by Richard Gunther
Democracy and the state in the new Southern Europe( )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume analyses the evolution of selected public policies and the changing roles and structure of the state in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain since the 1960s. It makes a major contribution to work on recent democratic regime transition in southern Europe, demonstrating how the state has responded and adapted to the challenges and pressures associated with the overarching processes of democratization, socio-economic development, and Europeanization."--Jacket
Spain after Franco : the making of a competitive party system by Richard Gunther( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanien, politisk historie; Politiske partier, PCE, PSOE, PSP, Alianza Popular (AP), UCD, Social klasse og valg; Religion og politik; Regionale spørgsmål; Ledelse og politisk konkurrence; Nationalisme og regionale partisystemer; Konklusion: Omgrupperingen i 1982; Appendiks A-E, s. 412-445
Democracy, intermediation, and voting on four continents( )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the results of systematic comparative analyses of electoral behaviour and support for democracy in 13 countries on four continents. It is based on national election surveys held in 'old' and 'new' democracies in Europe and Asia (Hong Kong) between 1990 and 2004
Democracy in modern Spain by Richard Gunther( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, written by three of the world's leading experts on Spanish politics, is the first comprehensive study of the origins and basic character of Spain's democratic political system. It presents rigorous analyses of the regime's core political institutions (including the profound decentralization of the state that has unfolded over the past two decades), its political parties and party systems, patterns of electoral behavior, the evolution of Spain's political culture, and the impact of these social and institutional changes on public policy processes and outputs." "Richard Gunther, Jose Ramon Montero, and Joan Botella begin by discussing those aspects of Spanish society and politics that had contributed to "Spanish exceptionalism"--Most notably, the country's inability to sustain a stable and democratic regime prior to the 1970s. They assert that the successful transition to and consolidation of democracy was made possible by socioeconomic modernization, cultural change (including depolarization and secularization of Spanish society), and crucial decisions made by political elites concerning the establishment of core democratic institutions and norms of political behavior that rejected the rancor and intolerance of previous eras. Based on more than 500 hours of interviews with key political elites (under both the Franco regime and the current democracy), extensive analyses of public opinion and electoral behavior surveys, and other original research, the book sheds important new light on Spain's democractic regime and its key institutions."--Jacket
Democracy and the media : a comparative perspective( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a systematic overview and assessment of the impacts of politics on the media, and of the media on politics, in authoritarian, transitional and democratic regimes in Russia, Spain, Hungary, Chile, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States. Its analysis of the interactions between macro- and micro-level factors incorporates the disciplinary perspectives of political science, mass communications, sociology and social psychology. These essays show that media's effects on politics are the product of often complex and contingent interactions among various causal factors, including media technologies, the structure of the media market, the legal and regulatory framework, the nature of basic political institutions, and the characteristics of individual citizens. The authors' conclusions challenge a number of conventional wisdoms concerning the political roles and effects of the mass media on regime support and change, on the political behavior of citizens, and on the quality of democracy.004001
Political parties and democracy( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu cong shi zheng de li shi de jiao du, Xuan ze le ruo gan ju you dai biao xing guo jia, Yan jiu zhei xie guo jia de zheng dang yu min zhu de guan xi, Jie shi le zheng dang yu min zhu er zhe zhi jian de guan xi, Zong jie chu yi xie gui lü, Ti chu le yi xie xin guan dian
Political parties : old concepts and new challenges by Richard Gunther( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political Parties presents perspectives on political parties in democracies at the beginning of the 21st century. It critically re-examines the classic concepts and typologies that have guided research in this field over the past decades
Elites and Democratic consolidation in Latin America and Southern Europe( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished group of scholars examine recent transitions to democracy and the prospects for democratic stability in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay. They also assess the role of elites in the longer-established democratic regimes in Columbia, Costa Rica, Italy, Mexico and Venezuela. The authors conclude that in independent states with long records of political instability and authoritarian rule, democratic consolidation requires the achievement of elite 'consensual unity' - that is, agreement among all politically important elites on the worth of existing democratic institutions and respect for democratic rules-of-the-game, coupled with increased 'structural integration' among those elites. Two processes by which consensual unity can be established are explored - elite settlement, the negotiating of compromises on basic disagreements, and elite convergence, a more subtle series of tactical decisions by rival elites which have cumulative effect, over perhaps a generation
The politics of democratic consolidation : southern Europe in comparative perspective( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parties, politics, and democracy in the new Southern Europe( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public policy in a no-party state : Spanish planning and budgeting in the twilight of the Franquist era by Richard Gunther( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, society, and democracy by Richard Gunther( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voting in old and new democracies by Richard Gunther( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voting in Old and New Democracies examines voting behavior and its determinants based on 26 surveys from 18 countries on five continents between 1992 and 2008. It systematically analyzes the impact on voting choice of factors rooted in the currently dominant approaches to the study of electoral behavior, but adds to this analysis factors introduced or reintroduced into this field by the Comparative National Elections Project (CNEP)socio-political values, and political communication through media, personal discussion, and organizational intermediaries. It demonstrates empirically that these long-neglected factors have significant political impact in many countries that previous studies have overlooked, while "economic voting" is insignificant in most elections once long-term partisan attitudes are taken into consideration. Its examination of electoral turnout finds that the strongest predictor is participation by other family members, demonstrating the importance of intermediation. Another chapter surveys cross-national variations in patterns of intermediation, and examines the impact of general social processes (such as socioeconomic and technological modernization), country-specific factors, and individual-level attitudinal factors as determinants of those patterns. Complementing its cross-national comparative analysis is a detailed longitudinal case study of one country over 25 years. Finally, it examines the extent of support for democracy as well as significant cross-national differences in how democracy is understood by citizens.--
The politics of Spain by Richard Gunther( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain's evolution from authoritarian dictatorship to modern democracy was a remarkable achievement, and it created a model that has since been emulated by other countries undergoing similar transitions. Yet its success raised a question that perplexes experts to this day: how and why did a successful democracy emerge in the absence of any tradition of democratic stability? This landmark textbook examines the causes and conditions that explain modern Spain's political development, and analyzes the basic characteristics of Spanish democracy today - its core political institutions, its political parties and party systems (both regional and national), and patterns of electoral behaviour. Written by two leading experts in the field, this is a truly indispensable guide for all undergraduate students of Spanish politics, history, society, and culture
El sistema de partidos políticas en España : génesis y evolución by Richard Gunther( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political legitimacy in new democracies by Richard Gunther( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The media and politics in Spain : from dictatorship to democracy by Richard Gunther( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attitudes toward democracy in seven countries : dimensional structure and behavioral correlates by Richard Gunther( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partidos políticos viejos conceptos y nuevos retos( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediante una acertada combinación de capítulos teóricos y empíricos, se examinan las situaciones de crisis y cambios experimentados por los partidos occidentales, se consideran sus modelos organizativos y se discuten algunas de las paradojas y contradicciones de las que son objeto. El libro contiene también varios capítulos dedicados a explorar de forma específica estos problemas en los partidos españoles
The literature on political parties : a critical reassessment by José R Montero( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Democracy and the state in the new Southern Europe
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Democracy, intermediation, and voting on four continentsDemocracy in modern SpainDemocracy and the media : a comparative perspectivePolitical parties and democracyPolitical parties : old concepts and new challengesElites and Democratic consolidation in Latin America and Southern EuropeThe politics of democratic consolidation : southern Europe in comparative perspectiveParties, politics, and democracy in the new Southern EuropeThe politics of Spain
Alternative Names
Gunther, Richard Paul 1946-

Languages
English (239)

Spanish (18)

Chinese (2)