Inside the secret garden of political parties. Transformations and reactions to primary elections in Italy and France

Baloge, Martin, Bobba, Giuliano, De Luca, Marino and Seddone, Antonella (2014) Inside the secret garden of political parties. Transformations and reactions to primary elections in Italy and France. Working Paper. Center for Deliberative Democracy - Stanford University.

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Abstract

Primary elections are becoming quite spread within no-US political context. Many political parties in different countries choose to adopt such inclusive methods to select their candidates for general elections. Thus, primary elections have been re-adapted to different political systems, in order to fit with different party’s specific features. This implied a re-definition of the very concept of primary both in terms of procedures and in terms of political meaning. This paper aims to understand the promotion of party primaries in two EU countries: Italy and France. The two countries have implemented open primaries adopting the maximum level of inclusiveness. This paper will focus on the public debate about these two case studies in order to clarify which were the meaning and the political value of the primary contests in 2011 (France) and 2012 (Italy).

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Working Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Depositing User: marino de Luca
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2020 14:07
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 14:07
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/87013

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