Handbook of Political Party Funding

Edited by Jonathan Mendilow, Professor of Political Science, Rider University, US and Chair of IPSA RC20, the Research Committee on Political Finance and Political Corruption and Eric Phélippeau, Professor of Political Science, Paris Nanterre University and member of the Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique (ISP), France

Scrutinizing a relatively new field of study, the Handbook of Political Party Funding assesses the basic assumptions underlying the research, presenting an unequalled variety of case studies from diverse political finance systems.

‘This Handbook is the most important contribution over the past generation to the understanding of the role of money in politics – one of the thorniest issues for democracy today. The breadth and ambition of this book is only equaled by the rigor of the chapters, written by a stellar and global group of scholars. This is simply the best available survey of the knowledge accrued on the regulation of political finance across the world. But it is also a work of wisdom, which combines a sense of urgency with a nuanced view of political finance and the limits of regulation. This volume is destined to become a classic text in the field.’
– Kevin Casas-Zamora, Inter-American Dialogue, US

‘Money is a central part of the political process in all parts of the world, regardless of their past democratic development or current political situation. However, the dynamics of political finance vary between regions and contexts. In this excellent book, scholars examine the influence of money over politics in a wide range of countries from Lesotho to Germany, and in established democracies as well as in non-democratic states. This is essential reading for those wishing to understand more about the complex nature of money in politics today.’
– Magnus Ohman, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

2018 552 pp Hardback 978 1 78536 796 0 £261.00 £189.00 $261.00 $290.00

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