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Gunther, Richard

Overview
Works: 169 works in 492 publications in 3 languages and 7,854 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: JN8395.A2, 324.246
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Most widely held works about Richard Gunther
 
Most widely held works by Richard Gunther
Spain after Franco : the making of a competitive party system by Richard Gunther( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meget detaljeret analyse af udviklingen af det nye politiske partisystem, der er opstået i Spanien efter Franco's død i 1975
Democracy and the media : a comparative perspective( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents a systematic overview and assessment of the impacts of politics on the media, and of the media on politics, in authoritarian, transitional and democratic regimes in Russia, Spain, Hungary, Chile, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States. Its analysis of the interactions between macro- and micro-level factors incorporates the disciplinary perspectives of political science, mass communications, sociology and social psychology. These essays show that media's effects on politics are the product of often complex and contingent interactions among various causal factors, including media technologies, the structure of the media market, the legal and regulatory framework, the nature of basic political institutions, and the characteristics of individual citizens. The authors conclusions challenge a number of conventional wisdoms concerning the political roles and effects of the mass media on regime support and change, on the political behaviour of citizens, and on the quality of democracy
Democracy in modern Spain by Richard Gunther( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, written by three of the world's leading experts on Spanish politics, is the first comprehensive study of the origins and basic character of Spain's democratic political system. It presents rigorous analyses of the regime's core political institutions (including the profound decentralization of the state that has unfolded over the past two decades), its political parties and party systems, patterns of electoral behavior, the evolution of Spain's political culture, and the impact of these social and institutional changes on public policy processes and outputs." "Richard Gunther, Jose Ramon Montero, and Joan Botella begin by discussing those aspects of Spanish society and politics that had contributed to "Spanish exceptionalism"--Most notably, the country's inability to sustain a stable and democratic regime prior to the 1970s. They assert that the successful transition to and consolidation of democracy was made possible by socioeconomic modernization, cultural change (including depolarization and secularization of Spanish society), and crucial decisions made by political elites concerning the establishment of core democratic institutions and norms of political behavior that rejected the rancor and intolerance of previous eras. Based on more than 500 hours of interviews with key political elites (under both the Franco regime and the current democracy), extensive analyses of public opinion and electoral behavior surveys, and other original research, the book sheds important new light on Spain's democractic regime and its key institutions."--Jacket
Elites and Democratic consolidation in Latin America and Southern Europe( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished group of scholars examine recent transitions to democracy and the prospects for democratic stability in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay. They also assess the role of elites in the longer-established democratic regimes in Columbia, Costa Rica, Italy, Mexico and Venezuela. The authors conclude that in independent states with long records of political instability and authoritarian rule, democratic consolidation requires the achievement of elite 'consensual unity' - that is, agreement among all politically important elites on the worth of existing democratic institutions and respect for democratic rules-of-the-game, coupled with increased 'structural integration' among those elites. Two processes by which consensual unity can be established are explored - elite settlement, the negotiating of compromises on basic disagreements, and elite convergence, a more subtle series of tactical decisions by rival elites which have cumulative effect, over perhaps a generation
Political parties : old concepts and new challenges by Richard Gunther( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political Parties presents perspectives on political parties in democracies at the beginning of the 21st century. It critically re-examines the classic concepts and typologies that have guided research in this field over the past decades
The politics of democratic consolidation : southern Europe in comparative perspective( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political parties and democracy( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public policy in a no-party state : Spanish planning and budgeting in the twilight of the Franquist era by Richard Gunther( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parties, politics, and democracy in the new Southern Europe( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy, intermediation, and voting on four continents( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the results of systematic comparative analyses of electoral behaviour and support for democracy in 13 countries on four continents. It is based on national election surveys held in 'old' and 'new' democracies in Europe and Asia (Hong Kong) between 1990 and 2004
Democracy and the state in the new Southern Europe( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume analyses the evolution of selected public policies and the changing roles and structure of the state in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain since the 1960s. It makes a major contribution to work on recent democratic regime transition in southern Europe, demonstrating how the state has responded and adapted to the challenges and pressures associated with the overarching processes of democratization, socio-economic development, and Europeanization."--Jacket
Politics, society, and democracy by Richard Gunther( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of Spain by Richard Gunther( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain's evolution from authoritarian dictatorship to modern democracy was a remarkable achievement, and it created a model that has since been emulated by other countries. This textbook examines the causes and conditions that explain modern Spain's political development, and analyses the basic characteristics of Spanish democracy today
Voting in old and new democracies by Paul Allen Beck( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El sistema de partidos políticas en España : génesis y evolución by Richard Gunther( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Präpositionen in den griechischen Dialektinschriften by Richard Gunther( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 1960 in German and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political legitimacy in new democracies by Richard Gunther( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The media and politics in Spain : from dictatorship to democracy by Richard Gunther( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attitudes toward democracy in seven countries : dimensional structure and behavioral correlates by Richard Gunther( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature on political parties : a critical reassessment by José R Montero( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Democracy and the media : a comparative perspective
Alternative Names
Gunther, Richard Paul 1946-

Languages
English (238)

Spanish (12)

German (11)

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Democracy in modern SpainElites and Democratic consolidation in Latin America and Southern EuropePolitical parties : old concepts and new challengesThe politics of democratic consolidation : southern Europe in comparative perspectivePolitical parties and democracyParties, politics, and democracy in the new Southern EuropeDemocracy, intermediation, and voting on four continentsDemocracy and the state in the new Southern EuropeThe politics of Spain