Fisher, Justin and Denver, David T. and Hands, H. T. Gordon (2006) Party membership and campaign activity in Britain : the impact of electoral performance. Party Politics, 12 (4). pp. 505-519. ISSN 1460-3683Full text not available from this repository.
The article examines the impact of electoral results on party membership and activity. Previous studies have focused on the long-term effects of electoral success or failure, suggesting that they may produce a spiral of demobilization or mobilization. The article shows that the dramatic change of electoral fortunes experienced by British parties at the 1997 general election broke this spiral, with the outcome leading to significant changes in the health and activity of local parties. It is concluded that dramatic election results can have significant implications for party organization.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Party Politics|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Britain • elections • party activity • party members • political participation|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JA Political science (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited On:||25 Feb 2009 15:11|
|Last Modified:||24 Oct 2016 01:25|
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