Are Politics Local? The Two Dimensions of Party Nationalization around the World

Author
Arjan H. Schakel
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
134
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Spring 2019
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
The statement that geography matters for politics probably will not be contested by many political scientists. Therefore, it is quite surprising that few studies have systematically explored how the territorial distribution of preferences affects political processes and policy outcomes. This book by Scott Morgenstern is an important landmark study that puts geography high on the research agenda of comparative political science. Three features make this book worthwhile reading for scholars working on the nationalization of elections and parties.
Topic
International Affairs
Political Geography
Global Focus