Democratizing Candidate Selection

New Methods, Old Receipts?

  • Guillermo Cordero
  • Xavier Coller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. New Modes of Candidate Selection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Guillermo Cordero, Xavier Coller
      Pages 3-24
    3. Ofer Kenig, Scott Pruysers
      Pages 25-48
  3. Internet, New Politics and Selection of Candidates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Santiago Pérez-Nievas, José Rama-Caamaño, Carlos Fernández-Esquer
      Pages 123-146
    3. Manuel Jiménez-Sánchez, Xavier Coller, Manuel Portillo-Pérez
      Pages 147-171
  4. Consequences of New Modes of Candidate Selection on Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Guillermo Cordero, Patrik Öhberg, Xavier Coller, Antonio M. Jaime-Castillo
      Pages 255-272
    3. Xavier Coller, Guillermo Cordero
      Pages 273-288

About this book


This book studies the challenges to conventional politics posed by new ways of selecting candidates for legislative elections. The recent economic crisis had profound political consequences on politics, generating an upsurge in the demand for more participative ways of decision-making in politics channelled through social movements and individuals in different countries. Some parties have reacted by introducing changes in their internal organization (via intra-party democracy), particularly related to the selection of candidates for public office. This volume explores the trends and challenges of these new methods of selection, analyses how the internet is increasingly being used as a selection tool, and evaluates some of the relevant consequences related to political representation, party cohesion and party centralization, among others.     


election candidate selection intra-party democracy nominating election candidates new methods of candidate selection selecting presidential candidates comparative European politics Eurocrisis impact on democracy Selecting Candidates Online in Europe Greek electoral politics Italian electoral politics Spanish electoral politics British electoral politics choosing parliamentary representatives gender representation in politics selectorate in Europe disaffection in Europe participative decision-making social movements and politics internet and election candidates technology and elections

Editors and affiliations

  • Guillermo Cordero
    • 1
  • Xavier Coller
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Pablo de OlavideSevilleSpain

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