Democratising party leadership selection in Belgium and Israel

Bram Wauters, Gideon Rahat, Ofer Kenig

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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on key concepts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. The book provides a general overview of the processes of democratic innovation within political parties. Political parties are currently continuing to choose inclusion as an answer to the anti-party feeling, blame and delegitimisation they experience within the political scene, they barely perceive the outcomes in terms of electoral consensus and membership mobilisation. The difficulties in illustrating a clear and direct impact of primaries on political parties suggest the need to expand the research on this issue by enlarging the focus. The comparative approach has contributed to an understanding of the actual functioning of primary elections within different political and party systems. The book addresses both candidate and leader selection; and, besides the case analysed, it deals with the issue of the differences between the two types of selection thoroughly from a theoretical point of view.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationParty Primaries in Comparative Perspective
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781317083566
ISBN (Print)9781472450388
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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© Giulia Sandri, Antonella Seddone and Fulvio Venturino 2015.


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