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Enroth, H. & Hagevi, M. (Eds.). (2018). Cartelisation, Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament (1ed.). London: ECPR Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cartelisation, Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

It is often suggested that political parties are becoming increasingly alike, and that party politics has turned into an elite affair where political professionals collude to further their self-interest rather than work to represent the interests of their constituents. In recent decades this diagnosis has been famously associated with Richard Katz and Peter Mair’s cartel party theory. Yet so far this controversial thesis has not been subjected to systematic empirical scrutiny, nor has its conceptual and normative underpinnings been properly considered. In this volume a group of political scientists with different specialisations take on this task, focusing empirically on the Swedish party system, which the originators of the cartel party theory have suggested is especially conducive to the formation of party cartels. Collecting new and unique qualitative and quantitative data, the volume casts serious doubt on the validity of the cartel party theory as an explanation for party system change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: ECPR Press, 2018. p. 257 Edition: 1
Keywords
political parties, parliament, professionalization, cartel party, mass media, gender, European Union, representation, democracy, internal party democracy, policy convergence, party conflict
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71003 (URN)978-1-78552-254-3 (ISBN)
Projects
Party Government in Flux: Changing Conditions for the Party Groups in the Swedish Riksdag
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RRD10-1373:1The Crafoord Foundation, 20120687
Available from: 2018-02-20 Created: 2018-02-20 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Hagevi, M. & Enroth, H. (2018). Cartelisation in Sweden? (1ed.). In: Henrik Enroth & Magnus Hagevi (Ed.), Cartelisation,Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament (pp. 15-26). London: ECPR Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cartelisation in Sweden?
2018 (English)In: Cartelisation,Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament / [ed] Henrik Enroth & Magnus Hagevi, London: ECPR Press, 2018, 1, p. 15-26Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this volume is to assess the cartel party theory based on a study of the Swedish party system, specifically, the party groups in the unicameral Swedish Parliament (the Riksdag). Attending to a range of factors, we ask whether or not the party groups in the Riksdag have increasingly come to resemble one another in the period from the late twentieth century to the first decade of the twenty-first century. In this chapter of introduction, we present the Swedish case as well as six empirical studies of the Swedish case highlight various factors that the cartel party theory takes to be conducive to cartelisa­tion, and discuss countervailing forces as well. We explore whether party elites are becoming increasingly alike and increasingly removed from grassroots and constituents due to processes of professionali­zation; whether opposition to government is waning in the wake of globali­sation and Europeanisation; and whether parties are becoming more alike by adapting to general processes of mediatisation in politics. In two chapters, we investigate key factors not yet sufficiently acknowledged either by authors or critics of the cartel party theory: gender representation and party culture; we ask whether these factors act as countervailing forces to cartelisation. In a concluding chapter we discuss how the empirical results presented here might lead us to rethink accepted ideas about cartelisation, convergence and increasing similarities among parliamentary parties.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: ECPR Press, 2018 Edition: 1
Keywords
cartel party, political parties, parliament, politics, convergence, gender, internal party democracy, party finance, mass media, party conflict, European Union
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71005 (URN)978-1-78552-254-3 (ISBN)
Projects
Party Government in Flux: Changing Conditions for the Party Groups in the Swedish Riksdag
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RRD10-1373:1The Crafoord Foundation, 20120687
Available from: 2018-02-20 Created: 2018-02-20 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Hagevi, M. & Enroth, H. (2018). Conclusions (1ed.). In: Henrik Enroth & Magnus Hagevi (Ed.), Cartelisation, Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament (pp. 205-214). London: ECPR Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conclusions
2018 (English)In: Cartelisation, Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament / [ed] Henrik Enroth & Magnus Hagevi, London: ECPR Press, 2018, 1, p. 205-214Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As a general statement about party development, the cartel party theory has severe problems. What is assumed to be the most devastating effect of cartelisation on representative democracy is the alleged erosion of the links between voters and parties, ‘which are based on trust, accountability, and above all, representation’ (Mair 1997: 153). Our findings in this volume do not support such claims.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: ECPR Press, 2018 Edition: 1
Keywords
cartel party, political parties, parliament, convergence, electoral professional parties, catch-all party, vote maximisation, individualisation
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71006 (URN)978-1-78552-254-3 (ISBN)
Projects
Party Government in Flux: Changing Conditions for the Party Groups in the Swedish Riksdag
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RRD10-1373:1The Crafoord Foundation, 20120687
Available from: 2018-02-20 Created: 2018-02-20 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Enroth, H. & Sjölin, M. (2018). Democracy and the Cartel Party (1ed.). In: Henrik Enroth & Magnus Hagevi (Ed.), Cartelisation,Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament (pp. 189-204). London: ECPR Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Democracy and the Cartel Party
2018 (English)In: Cartelisation,Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament / [ed] Henrik Enroth & Magnus Hagevi, London: ECPR Press, 2018, 1, p. 189-204Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: ECPR Press, 2018 Edition: 1
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79470 (URN)978-1-78552-254-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-01-15 Created: 2019-01-15 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Enroth, H. (2018). On the Concept of a Cartel Party (1ed.). In: Henrik Enroth & Magnus Hagevi (Ed.), Cartelisation,Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament (pp. 27-42). London: ECPR Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the Concept of a Cartel Party
2018 (English)In: Cartelisation,Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament / [ed] Henrik Enroth & Magnus Hagevi, London: ECPR Press, 2018, 1, p. 27-42Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: ECPR Press, 2018 Edition: 1
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79471 (URN)978-1-78552-254-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-01-15 Created: 2019-01-15 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Enroth, H. & Henriksson, M. (2018). Politik och samhällsbyggande: Politisk auktoritet och modernitet. In: Mats Trondman, Malin Lennartsson (Ed.), Auktoritet: (pp. 125-146). Göteborg: Daidalos
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politik och samhällsbyggande: Politisk auktoritet och modernitet
2018 (Swedish)In: Auktoritet / [ed] Mats Trondman, Malin Lennartsson, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2018, p. 125-146Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Daidalos, 2018
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78919 (URN)978-91-7173-538-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2018-11-21Bibliographically approved
Enroth, H. (2017). Cartelization Versus Representation?: On A Misconception in Contemporary Party Theory. Party Politics, 23(2), 124-134
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cartelization Versus Representation?: On A Misconception in Contemporary Party Theory
2017 (English)In: Party Politics, ISSN 1354-0688, E-ISSN 1460-3683, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 124-134Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

According to a popular but controversial view in contemporary party research, political parties increasingly put a premium on governing within the institutions of the state rather than on representation of interests and identities in society. This critique has been phrased most uncompromisingly in Richard Katz and Peter Mair’s theory of the cartel party, according to which the cartel party governs but does not represent, and thus fails to do what we expect of parties in a modern democracy. This article is an analysis and critique of this presupposition, which has largely escaped the attention of commentators. The idea that the cartel party governs but does not represent rests on an untenable view of political representation. As I argue, the normative problem with the cartel party is not so much that this type of party does not represent, as to decide when and how it does or does not represent.

National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-42349 (URN)10.1177/1354068815576293 (DOI)000397449400004 ()
Available from: 2015-04-14 Created: 2015-04-14 Last updated: 2017-05-23Bibliographically approved
Enroth, H. (2017). Fear as a Political Factor. International Political Sociology, 11(1), 55-72
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fear as a Political Factor
2017 (English)In: International Political Sociology, ISSN 1749-5679, E-ISSN 1749-5687, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 55-72Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In past decades, social and cultural theory as well as international relations theory and political theory have been preoccupied with the subject of fear. In this article, I return the conversation about fear as a political factor to what may be the oldest subject in the book: the connection between fear and political authority. Today, I suggest, we are in the midst of a shift in our understanding of this relationship, prompted not least by efforts to come to terms, analytically and politically, with the challenges of climate change. The article seeks to get a clearer view of this shift by identifying and analyzing three distinct stories in academic and public discourse about fear and political authority. By way of conclusion, I venture that these mutations in our ways of thinking, speaking, and feeling about political authority and fear point toward a model of political authority for post-sovereign conditions.

National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61671 (URN)10.1093/ips/olw033 (DOI)000397900100005 ()
Available from: 2017-03-24 Created: 2017-03-24 Last updated: 2018-02-06Bibliographically approved
Enroth, H. (2015). Community?. In: Henrik Enroth & Douglas Brommesson (Ed.), Global Community?: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Exchanges (pp. 165-180). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Community?
2015 (English)In: Global Community?: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Exchanges / [ed] Henrik Enroth & Douglas Brommesson, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015, p. 165-180Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015
National Category
Political Science Globalisation Studies
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-42352 (URN)9781783484720 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-04-14 Created: 2015-04-14 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Enroth, H. & Brommesson, D. (2015). Editor's Introduction. In: Henrik Enroth & Douglas Brommesson (Ed.), Global Community?: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Exchanges. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editor's Introduction
2015 (English)In: Global Community?: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Exchanges / [ed] Henrik Enroth & Douglas Brommesson, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-42351 (URN)978-1-78348-473-7 (ISBN)978-1-78348-472-0 (ISBN)978-1-78348-474-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-04-14 Created: 2015-04-14 Last updated: 2016-05-30Bibliographically approved
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