The Politics of Party Leadership
A Cross-National Perspective
Edited by William Cross and Jean-Benoit Pilet
Edited by William Cross, Professor and Bell Chair in Canadian Parliamentary Democracy, Carleton University, and Jean-Benoit Pilet, Professor in Political Science, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
William Cross is Professor and Bell Chair in Parliamentary Democracy at Carleton University in Ottawa Canada. His research focuses on questions relating to democratic institutions and particularly party organization and intra-party democracy. Recent publications include The Challenges of Intra-party Democracy with Richard Katz (Oxford 2013) and Politics at the Centre: the Selection of Party Leaders in the Anglo Parliamentary Democracies with Andre Blais (Oxford 2012), the latter of which received the Donald Smiley Prize from the Canadian PSA for best book in the area of Canadian government and politics.
Jean-Benoit Pilet is Professor in political science at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). His work focuses mostly on elections, electoral systems, political parties, and Belgian politics. He has recently co-edited with William Cross The Selection of Political Party Leaders in Contemporary Democracies (Routledge, 2014). Jean-Benoit Pilet is also the author or co-author of several articles published in journals such as Electoral Studies, Party Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, Representation, West European Politics or Comparative European Politics.
Tim Bale, Queen Mary University of London.
Oscar Barberà, Universitat de València (UV).
Mihail Chiru, Central European University Budapest, and Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu.
William P. Cross, Carleton University.
Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik, University of Vienna.
André Freire, Lisbon University Institute.
Anika Gauja, University of Sydney.
Sergiu Gherghina, Goethe University, Frankfurt.
Oliver Gruber, University of Vienna.
Ofer Kenig, Ashkelon Academic College.
Marco Lisi, Nova University of Lisbon.
Helene Helboe Pedersen, Aarhus University.
Jean-Benoit Pilet, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
Scott Pruysers, Carleton University.
Gideon Rahat, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Giulia Sandri, Université Catholique de Lille.
Gijs Schumacher, University of Amsterdam.
Antonella Seddone, University of Turin.
Juan Rodríguez-Teruel, University of Valencia.
Or Tuttnauer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Fulvio Venturino, University of Cagliari.
Bram Wauters, Ghent University.