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Party membership and campaign activity in Britain : the impact of electoral performance.

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.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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)
ID Code: 24015
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2009 15:11
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:20
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/24015

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